Beauty is less important than quality.
There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.
Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.
We can't hear the balance yet because the soloist is still on the airplane.
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.
Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.
At every concert I've sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It's clearly marked 80...uh, 69.
Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself.
I was trying to help you, so I was beating wrong.
It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.
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'm conducting slowly because I don't know the tempo.
Intonation is important, especially when it is cold.
I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.
I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.
Even when you are not playing you are holding me back.
Congratulations to each and every one of you for the concert last night in New York and vice versa.
Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.
Who is sitting in that empty chair?
Why do you always start after my beat then rush to catch up? Do you want us to stay behind?
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