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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
Don't bother looking at the view -- I have already composed it.

R
Life's been nothing but paperwork.
A
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.
N
You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion . . .
K
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Comment to a visitor at his house in the Austrian countryside.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: Advice to his wife Anna
N: Advice to his wife Anna
K: Advice to his wife Anna
   


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