Beauty is less important than quality.
There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.
I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.
Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.
It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.
That's the way Stravinsky was. Bup, bup, bup, bup. The poor guy's dead now. Play it legato.
We can't hear the balance yet because the soloist is still on the airplane.
Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.
The next movement is still in the factory.
Think of your girlfriend or boyfriend or whomever you want to.
Suddenly I was in the right tempo - but it wasn't.
Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?
Don't ever follow me, because I am difficult.
I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.
The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.
Bizet was a very young man when he composed this symphony, so play it softly.
Write it down in your own handwriting.
I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right. I mean the right way wrong.
I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.
I was trying to help you, so I was beating wrong.
Tonight I'm going to listen with my ears.
I can conduct better than I count.
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.
It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.
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