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Mensagem  ricardo onga-ku em 17/11/2011, 21:43

"There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is to hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself."
Johann Sebastian Bach

"The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides."
Artur Schnabel

"The trouble with opera is that there is always too much singing."
Claude Debussy

'After conducting a concert in a small town, I once received the following note from a farmer who had attended the performance: "Dear Sir, I wish to inform you that the man who played the long thing you pull in and out only did so during the brief periods you were looking at him."'
Arturo Toscanini

"The secret of my piano playing is that I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play."
Artur Schnabel

'When Brahms is in extra good spirits, he sings, "The grave is my joy."'
Peter Tchaikovsky

"Elgar's first symphony is the musical equivalent of St Pancras Railway Station."
Thomas Beecham

"Ladies of the choir, I want you to sound like twenty-two women having babies without chloroform."
John Barbirolli

"Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down."
Peter Tchaikovsky

"Modern music is three farts and a raspberry, orchestrated."
John Barbirolli

"Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands - and all you do is scratch it."
Thomas Beecham (to a cellist, attrib.)

"The trouble with women in an orchestra is that if they're attractive it will upset my players and if they're not it will upset me."
Thomas Beecham

"Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour."
Gioacchino Rossini

"I prefer Offenbach to Bach often."
Thomas Beecham

"There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on imbetween."
Thomas Beecham

"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."
Igor Stravinsky
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