Richard Strauss Quotes

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Richard Strauss Quotes

I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.
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Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them.

— Richard Strauss

On conducting: If you can just barely hear the French horns on stage, the balance is perfect.

— Richard Strauss

The most perfect melodic shapes are found in Mozart; he has the lightness of touch which is the true objective ... Listen to the remarkable expansion of a Mozart melody, to Cherubino's 'Voi che sapete', for instance. You think it is coming to an end, but it goes farther, even farther.

— Richard Strauss

Don't perspire while conducting - only the audience should get warm.

— Richard Strauss

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