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After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family.
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And after I compose my programs, but it is very easy because I look to the music in a very natural way without fuss, and so I look always music, in my home, like books and books and books, choose books and you read the pages, so I do this with music, and I make programs.
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And finally I begin to have such a success in my examinations that I found myself in a career you see.
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But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don't like very much.
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But I think it is more difficult to do a career as a lieder singer, and there have been less lieder singers.
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But it's always really difficult to find someone that has the qualities to be a great accompanist.
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Even the common gypsy women have a pride and reserve. They stay faithful to one man at a time, no matter what. That is my Carmen.
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I am very conscious in what I am choosing. Maybe sometimes I put something there and I make a mistake, but it is not because I want to make a mistake.
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I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside.
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I like the word of someone that takes part, who is a singer in something very important, is to make music together.
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I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me.
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I mean a German person would never do it like that, it would be very serious, you know, systematic, but a Spanish person it takes another kind of way.
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I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German, it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to do with wanting to be like a German singer.
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I thought that it would be ridiculous for me to imitate for instance Madame Schwartskopf, it would be ridiculous.
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In reality I have said very little things; I didn't point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment.
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In the opera, a great show and beautiful costumes, and you create a character, and it is also for the public more exciting.
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It is not like a river, you know, the ambition of being someone very important, to be the only one, this doesn't interest me.
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Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French or Baroque in the beginnning, I do German.
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Of course the death of Geoffrey has caused a lot of trauma to me generally.
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So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career.
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So it is very seldom to find someone who has the quality of understanding each singer, the quality of each singer.
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This quality, I mean Geoffrey was with me, was very easy doing - he loved me very much, I loved him very much, and we understood each other so well that it was a pleasure to make music.
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To search for a pianist, it is very difficult; sometimes you find one.
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Well I look for an accompanist that does his work well, this to begin.
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When I begin to sing, I realised I am the only one in the family that has something to earn a little money, and so I found myself being a singer.
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With Geoffrey, it was the first time we did music together, we understood that everything could be well, and without any problem. And we didn't need to rehearse too much.
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Yes, it must be something that goes very well with my voice, let's say something that I understand that this would be good communication with the others, and I don't pretend for instance, to look for music that would be something that doesn't go with my personality.
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