Facts about Gustav Mahler

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Gustav Mahler was a famous Composer from Austria, who lived between July 7, 1860 and May 18, 1911.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Gustav, under the main topic Music.

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Famous quotes by Gustav Mahler (36)


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"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"
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"I have become a different person. I don't know whether this person is better, he certainly is not happier"
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"There is a world of difference between a Mahler eighth note and a normal eighth note"
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"I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life"
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"Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again"
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"It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces"
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"Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand"
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"You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion"
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"With the coming of spring, I am calm again"
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"It is strange how one feels drawn forward without knowing at first where one is going"
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"In the theatrical works we love and admire the most, the ending of the drama generally takes place offstage"
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"If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster"
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"I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment"
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"I don't let myself get carried away by my own ideas - I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day"
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"Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle"
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"Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking"
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"A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything"
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"Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries. Continue steadfastly on one's way"
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"I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way"
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"Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier"
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"Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift"
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"I live like a Hottentot. I cannot exchange one sensible word with anyone"
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"When I have reached a summit, I leave it with great reluctance, unless it is to reach for another, higher one"
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"It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it"
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"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music"
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"I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding"
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"I beg of you... never assume an inner or an outer pose, never a disguise"
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"An operetta is simply a small and gay opera"
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"It should be one's sole endeavor to see everything afresh and create it anew"
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"In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience"
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"If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies"
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"Don't bother looking at the view - I have already composed it"
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"Discipline, work. Work, discipline"
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"Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos"
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"All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish"
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"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music"


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