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.
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.
There is a number missing. I can see it.
I always feel I do it too slow, but then others do it faster.
I know this music from memory, not from the music.
He was listening so I don't remember.
Don't think you are looking at me because you are not.
It's so legato it's difficult to splice. Sibelius was famous for that.
It's difficult to remember when you haven't played it before.
Bizet was a very young man when he composed this symphony, so play it softly.
Write it down in your own handwriting.
Let's start at 35 because I don't know where it is.
Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.
Mahler wrote it as the third movement of his Fourth Symphony. I mean the fourth movement of his First Symphony. We play it third. The trumpet solo will be played by our solo trumpet player. It's named 'Blumine,' which has something to do with flowers.
With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.
Please follow me because I have to follow him and he isn't here.
Accelerando means in tempo. Don't rush.
Brass, stay down all summer.
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