"It's always flattering when somebody you really respect and like wants you to be involved in their project - let alone writes a part with your voice in mind."
"The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me."
"Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor we do not remember him in it."
"It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour."