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

Life's been nothing but paperwork.
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.
You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion . . .
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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