Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

American conductor, composer, pianist, musical writer, teacher
This must be the mission of every man of goodwill: to insist, unflaggingly, at risk of becoming a repetitive bore, but to insist on the achievement of a world in which the mind will have triumphed over violence.More Leonard Bernstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any asshole can write a tone-row. It takes a composer to write a tune.More Leonard Bernstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perhaps the chief requirement of [the conductor] is that he be humble before the composer; that he never interpose himself between the music and the audience; that all his efforts, however strenuous or glamorous, be made in the service of the composer's meaning - the music itself, which, after all, is the whole reason for the conductor's existence.More Leonard Bernstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.More Leonard Bernstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life without music is meaningless, music without life is academic.More Leonard Bernstein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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