He Said, She Said

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This week we celebrated the 150 anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth. Throughout the week, I heard several commentators and hosts quoting Mahler. One quote that kept coming up was “My time will come.”

I came across another quote by Mahler that is one of my favorites: “Humanly I make every concession, artistically none.” Do you have any favorite quotes about music or by musicians?

And, while Mahler’s autocratic approach to composing and score interpretation may have suited the 19th century spirit, do you think that that approach can work for conductors, orchestras and composers in the 21st century?