Orchestra Quotes

The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

James Crook

To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra.

Cecil Taylor

Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.

John Goodman

Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra, not choreography to the audience.

George Szell

The conductor must make it possible to eliminate himself in the music. If the orchestra feels him doing that, then everything will go well.

Giuseppe Sinopoli

For better or worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life

Dale Carnegie

It is extraordinary - the orchestra tells you so much about the stage and what's going on,

Pat Miller

Show me an orchestra that likes its conductor and I'll show you a lousy conductor.

Goddard Lieberson

The growing drama has outgrown such toys Of simulated stature, face, and speech: It also peradventure may outgrow The simulation of the painted scene, Boards, actors, prompters, gaslight, and costume, And take for a worthier stage the soul itself, Its shifting fancies and celestial lights, With all its grand orchestral silences To keep the pauses of its rhythmic sounds.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world.

Jane Byrne

The collaboration with the musicians of the New York Philharmonic is sheer joy. The Orchestra is so professional, so prepared, so motivated. I float from day to day, concert to concert, masterpiece to masterpiece, supported by the sound of the New York Philharmonic.

Lorin Maazel

Here are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesnt give a damn what goes on in between.

Sir Thomas Beecham
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