A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it.
With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community.
I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.
To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra.
If I do not practice one day; I know it. If I do not practice the next, the orchestra knows it; if I do not practice the third day, the whole world knows it.
Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra, not choreography to the audience.
Every orchestra I know, every opera house I know, is desperately looking around trying to find new talent, new composing talent, supporting young composers, supporting new ideas, supporting new ways of getting the message across.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
When I first wrote for orchestra, I didn't realize, when you have 20 people playing a violin line, that is very different than one person playing that line.
The symphony orchestra had played poorly, so the conductor was in a bad mood. That night he beat his wife--because the music hadn't been beautiful enough.
The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.
It is when music is added that a film can come to life for a director. A live orchestra, playing the score as a conductor watches the film on a huge screen, often gives a fimmaker the first real glimpse of his soon-to-be-completed work. That's where the magic is.
It's so legato it's difficult to splice. Sibelius was famous for that.
We do not know when he is coming. He is coming tomorrow.
I don't get into politics, general or musical, but just call me if you get jury duty. Even in New Jersey I was able to help somebody.
It has no rhythm, but it will because it's so much faster.
He was listening so I don't remember.
I can see none of you are smugglers; that's why it's so loud.
Watch me closely - only one can spoil it.
During the rests - pray.
There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.
That's the way it was every time I studied it.
Something went wrong. It was correct when I studied it.
This is one bar you should take home.
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