Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.
The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.
I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.