The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.
Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his.
I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices.
Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.