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Arturo Toscanini
(1867-1957) born on
Mar 25
Italian conductor. He is considered by many as one of the great virtuoso conductors of the first half of the 20th century.
         
   
F
When I was young, I kissed my first woman, and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I have never had time for tobacco since.

R
Can't you read? The score demands "con amore," and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men!
A
God tells me how the music should sound, but "you," stand in the way.
N
If you want to please the critics, don't play too loud, too soft, too fast, too slow.
K
After I die, I shall return to earth as a gatekeeper of a bordello and I won't let any of you - not a one of you - enter!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
R: Criticizing the playing of an Austrian orchestra during rehearsal; attributed.
A: To a trumpet player; in NY "Times," 11 Apr 1954.
N: To Vladimir Horowitz.
K: Rebuking an incompetent orchestra; in "The Maestro: The Life of Arturo Toscanini," by Howard Taubman.
   


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