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.
I cannot give it to you, so try to watch me.
I was trying to help you, so I was beating wrong.
I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.
The next movement is still in the factory.
I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.
I conduct faster so you can see my beat.
I'm conducting slowly because I don't know the tempo.
I can conduct better than I count.
Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself.
I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.
Intonation is important, especially when it is cold.
Im one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. Im just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play.
Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.
If you don't have it in your part, leave it out, because there is enough missing already.
It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.
Who is sitting in that empty chair?
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