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Artur Schnabel
(1882-1951) born on
Apr 17
Austrian pianist, teacher. His performances and recordings made him a legend and a model of scholarly musicianship to all later pianists including Vladimir Horowitz.
         
   
F
The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult for artists.

R
Sunshine can burn you, food can poison you, words can condemn you, pictures can insult you; music cannot punish -- only bless.
A
I am attracted only to music which I consider to be better than it can be performed.
N
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides.
K
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "An Encyclopedia of Quotations about Music," by Nat Shapiro.
R: "Music and the Line of Least Resistance," 1942.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Chicago Daily News," 11 Jun 1958.
K: On why he did not respond to applause with an encore; in "The Musical Life," "Ovation and Triumph," by Irving Kolodin 1958.
   


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