Mahler

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A symphony must
be like the world . . . It must breathe
divine delusion

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Never assume a
disguise unless it is a
perfect inner pose

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I am hitting my
head against beauty and it
is cracking anew

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The high clarinets’
call of love will perish in
sterile piccolos

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If a composer
could say what he had to say
in words he would die

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Conducting is a
theatrical work that takes
place in the future

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With the coming of
spring I renounce everything
I have realized

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Vanity and mere
superficiality
seduce great talent

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Applause is the one
guiding star for the hollow
young virtuoso

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