Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle.
Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.
With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
Tradition is the spreading of fire and not the veneration of ashes.
If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies.
Tradition is laziness.
An operetta is simply a small and gay opera.
The further the music develops, the more complex the apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes.
The spirit can assert itself only through the medium of clear form.
Don't bother to look, I've composed all this already.
What I wanted and what I visualized while composing has not always been realized.
I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life.
I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding.
Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand.
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