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Artur Rodzinski Quotes

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In or orchestra we have many nationalities,
types, and temperaments.
- Artur Rodzinski

I often wonder if we could not solve the world's problems
on a similar basis of harmony.
- Artur Rodzinski

Only when every one of us and every nation learns the
secret of love for all mankind will the world become a great orchestra,
following the beat of the Greatest Conductor of all.
- Artur Rodzinski

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

 

I never use a score when conducting my orchestra.
Does a lion tamer enter a cage with a book on how to tame a lion?
- Dimitri Mitropoulos

Show me an orchestra that likes its conductor and I'll
show you a lousy conductor.
- Goddard Lieberson

I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself.
I want it to sound like the composer.
- Leonard Bernstein

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His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra
fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship.
- Edmund Wilson

Sometimes if you have very confident people,
you have to tell them please, be polite,
there are other players are good enough as you and
you should never speak out of an orchestra.
- Kurt Masur

I had a big background in listening to classical music
and I started trying to compose,
like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.
- John Fahey

The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world.
- Jane Byrne

When you hear a large symphony orchestra.
for instance, in a concert hall, there's a big,
sweeping sound that just doesn't get on to a record.
- Teddy Wilson

An orchestra full of stars can be a disaster.
- Kurt Masur

When working with an orchestra, you never spend more
than 20 minutes per recording session.
- Placido Domingo

When I first wrote for orchestra, I didn't realize,
when you have 20 people playing a violin line,
that is very different than one person playing that line.
- David Del Tredici

Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto
to any great extent in the orchestra.
- Gerry Mulligan

It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me.
- Dave Brubeck

The other saxophones, except as solo instruments,
really don't have much point in the orchestra.
- Gerry Mulligan

I don't feel that the conductor has real power.
The orchestra has the power, and every member of it
knows instantaneously if you're just beating time.
- Itzhak Perlman

I can go in front of an orchestra.
I can go in front of an audience.
But if you see me walking through an audience in the
reception or through a lot of people,
I'm still shy.
- Kurt Masur

There is no relationship between the gestures and what an orchestra will do.
- James Levine

My idea was to go to Vienna to study conducting and
perhaps play in an orchestra first,
so I thought before I got to Vienna I could do with
a little training in Paris.
- Harry Mathews

As long as I can sing halfway decent,
I'd rather sing than act.
There's nothing like being in good voice,
feeling good, having good numbers to do and having a fine orchestra.
- Howard Keel

The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
but the director's somehow trying to work the whole
thing into a much bigger picture.
It's like conducting an orchestra.
- Roland Joffe

There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in
Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements
who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
- Jello Biafra

You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent
musical sounds that has ever existed.
- Chick Corea

Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.
- John Goodman

They are representations of many shared hours of collaboration between us all.
That's the real nature of the relationship the orchestra
and I are trying to build.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

He was making all kinds of sounds apparently with his mouth,
and shaking his head and I thought, gosh,
is he trying to stop the orchestra? Is it all wrong?
It was just unbelievable.
- Robert Ripley

To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra.
- Cecil Taylor

Toting around a full orchestra on tour is very ambitious.
I would consider doing a show now and then,
like do a show at Radio City or Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra.
- Vanessa Carlton

I think this orchestra's strengths involve drama and voice.
- James Levine

That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one.
We don't have a group apprenticeship like a violinist
might training for an orchestra.
- Anne Rice

Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having
the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a
carefully selected number of piccolos.
- Gustav Mahler

The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser,
never any Orchestra.
There was never any other player except us on the albums.
- Brian May

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have
gotten over my initial astonishment.
As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where
I don't think sex plays much part.
- Nadia Boulanger

The guitar is a small orchestra.
It is polyphonic.
Every string is a different color, a different voice.
- Andres Segovia

I've watched the demise of the Hollywood orchestra,
the house orchestras of the big studios.
- Skitch Henderson

One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music
Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
- Lawrence Welk

Right now I just finished writing the music for a Rugrats
feature film and the third week of September I go to London,
and the Orchestra is going to perform the score.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra -
not choreography to the audience.
- George Szell

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

The shows are so different from each other,
depending on whether I play with my band,
Nine Stories, other musicians, an orchestra,
only one or two members of my band.
- Lisa Loeb

Because I don't take money, I'll go anywhere and do
a benefit concert with almost any orchestra.
- David Ogden Stiers

I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra,
and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.
- Burt Bacharach

I used to go with him and I'd sometimes play,
take over from him.
That was my first taste of the music business,
I suppose, but I was also in the youth orchestra at Johnston Grammar.
- Trevor Horn

The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony
orchestra into the kind of dynamic,
rhythmic thing.
- Gerry Mulligan

I played cello in my high school orchestra.
- Eberhard Weber

Why write for the orchestra? For one thing it's a very challenging problem.
- Elliott Carter

I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these
days and get in the studio with like,
a real orchestra.
I'm a big musical theatre geek.
- Mandy Moore

When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra,
I get 30.
- Les Baxter

I do read everything that we publish.
We usually have to have two or three votes for a book before we take it on.
So in that sense I suppose it is an orchestra.
- James Laughlin

The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra.
It's a collaborative adventure.
- Nicholas Meyer

In symphonic music, when you are conducting,
you do the same thing.
You are feeling the whole orchestra,
thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
- David Amram

Eventually we want to do a puppet musical with turntables in the orchestra pit.
- Eric San

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam
across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that
big black space where the audience is.
- Mae West

You have to change your mind with every orchestra because
every orchestra has a different character.
- Kurt Masur

The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections
of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano,
usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto.
- George Shearing

I always imagined that to bring an orchestra to play
together is not enough for a conductor.
- Kurt Masur

And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16.
I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before,
and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor.
- Kurt Masur

So when you enjoy the beats, the rock music -
maybe even toned down with an orchestra -
you are enjoying the spirit of the black race.
And that's what I emphasize to the students.
- Warren Jeffs

I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest.
- James Levine

These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether,
like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body;
or whether they are united merely to defend their common
interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.
- Herbert Read

Remember, if you do the same act for 20,
30 years it gets a little boring unless you've got
something else going for you...
And the orchestra really kept you going.
They'd laugh at all your jokes, even if they'd been
hearing them for the last 30 years.
- Donald O'Connor

Then when I was in grammar school I played the clarinet,
and then, after clarinet I played the flute in college orchestra -
besides singing in the college chorus and things like that.
- Bobby McFerrin

Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there
was a game music concert played by the orchestra and
some of the Final Fantasy scores were played.
This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location,
for game music.
- Nobuo Uematsu

There's always a question of duration,
there's a question of who the orchestra is.
No one is free to write what you want -
you collaborate on a film score,
and one of the good things is that someone else's work is motivating you.
- Michael Nyman

But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory
company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it
is important for the performers to be able to know
how to shift focus so that they instantly become part
of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out,
and when opera houses are about to close their doors;
what's going to come next -
when nothing new in music,
for the orchestra, is truly lasting:
pieces are performed once,
and then they're thrown away.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

There is much modern music that is better adapted to
a wind combination than to a string,
although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra.
If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the
composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying.
- John Philip Sousa


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