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You can’t do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you…
Within each individual young person you meet, you have the same fields to plow. The trick is just to wake thmem up, to sharpen their…
Which is why, in my lieder concerts, I always strove, when possible, to sing only the works of a single composer, so that the audience…
The composition of a single melody is born out of a bit of text, perhaps the first line, but it can also be the entire…
Particularly at around the age of 70 you reach a stage where you have to be very careful. If, at that point, you abandon the…
In fact, the element of play has an important role in my life, and I think that should be the case in the life of…
If you only do little clusters – three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another – you lose the opportunity to…
Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual, is viewed with suspicion. We acquired this tendency, of course, from America, and we must resist…
Toward the end of his life, one can sense that he was no longer thinking his way into the minds of others, causing them to…
Rather, I believe that it is very good, if, with the aid of his songs, we can be reminded, among other things, of the social…
It’s not all that different with the orchestra. There are orchestras that seem to be encased in dough, so that first you have to break…
Admittedly, it is really our duty, as artists, to hold up a mirror to our own era; but, on the other hand, these works have…
What concerns me, is the general social tendency to enforce a level, above which nothing rises and stands out.
Unfortunately, it happens all too seldom that you really disappear behind a work, that you are no longer audible as an interpreter.
It is desirable that people make music on the breath, with the breath.
All music has to speak in some form or other.
But, on the other hand, if Schubert were alive today, he would find even richer fields to plow.
But the thing that will always occupy me the most is music.
Brahms believed that there was no need to publish absolutely everything that Schubert ever wrote.
And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors;…
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