Beauty is less important than quality.
There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.
We can't hear the balance yet because the soloist is still on the airplane.
Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.
I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.
That's the way Stravinsky was. Bup, bup, bup, bup. The poor guy's dead now. Play it legato.
It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.
At every concert I've sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It's clearly marked 80...uh, 69.
Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.
I was trying to help you, so I was beating wrong.
Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself.
The next movement is still in the factory.
I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.
I can conduct better than I count.
Tonight I'm going to listen with my ears.
I cannot give it to you, so try to watch me.
I conduct faster so you can see my beat.
I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.
Even when you are not playing you are holding me back.
It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.
Congratulations to each and every one of you for the concert last night in New York and vice versa.
Intonation is important, especially when it is cold.
Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.
Who is sitting in that empty chair?
I'm conducting slowly because I don't know the tempo.
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