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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000810.txt from 2002/05

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sibelius quote
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 23:21:20 -0400

--- Tony Pay <> wrote:

> "I prefer to talk to businessmen; musicians are always talking about
> money."

I assume Norman Lebrecht was thorough in his research, and he cites the
quote as such:

He rarely invited musicians to his home. "They talk of nothing but
money and jobs. Give me businessmen every time," he said, "They really
*are* interested in music and art."

And another, just for fun:

"Never pay attention to what critics say," he warned a pupil. "Remember,"
he said, "A statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!"


-- Leonard Bernstein to composer Ned Rorem, "The trouble with you and me,
Ned, is that we want everyone in the world to personally love us, and of
course that's impossible: you just can't *meet* everyone in the world."

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