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Kurt Masur Quotes

In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven. And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic. But this is piece which shouldnt be heroic. And this was such a misunderstanding, such a deep misunderstanding.
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You have to change your mind with every orchestra because every orchestra has a different character.

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What I never overcame is a kind of shyness.

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Since the composer has said everything, if you discover everything, it will be enough and you will be a happy man. Don't try to say it's your taste, and because of that you are changing this or that. And I must say this respect is still there.

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And if you are strong enough, then you can grow as a conductor more and more.

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Young conductors who are confident enough, they very often have success.

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And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16. I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before, and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor.

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I wouldn't say I've changed my mind. I changed some of my natural habits, some of my natural character.

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And I always tried to be not a star. To be someone who people like to talk to.

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