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Gustav Mahler
(1860-1911) born on
Jul 07
Austrian composer, conductor. He is noted for his ten symphonies and various songs with orchestra, which drew together many different strands of Romanticism.
         
   
F
A true "personality" . . . is like a robust organism that, with unconscious sureness, seeks out and digests the nourishment appropriate to it and vigorously rejects that which is unsuitable.

R
A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.
A
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not believe trying to say it in music.
N
The important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries; to continue steadfastly on one's way without letting oneself be either defeated by failure or diverted by applause.
K
If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Advice to his wife Anna; in "Words of Wisdom," by William and Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "Friendly Advice," by Jon Winokur, 1990.
A: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
N: Letter of Mar 1901.
K: In "Friendly Advice," by Jon Winokur, 1990.
   


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