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The public is always good.
Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years. Only I could perform certain works with the scanty means that I…
I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire, and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services.
Brahms’ Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his.
Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are, and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.
A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices.
I find little in the works of Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor who functions like a windmill.
We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is…
A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense.
I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment… rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart,…
Sorrowful and great is the artist’s destiny.
It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.
In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any…
Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of…
The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are…
Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.
Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ’s religion…
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