Gustav Mahler Quotes

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Born: July 7, 1860, Kalischt, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now Kaliste u Humpolce, Czech Republic]
Birth Country: Czech Republic
Died: Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria], May 18, 1911
Occupation: Composer

1.
Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.
- Gustav Mahler

2.
I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding.
- Gustav Mahler

3.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

4.
The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.
- Gustav Mahler

5.
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.
- Gustav Mahler

6.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
- Gustav Mahler

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