Quotes of Conductor

“ Show me an orchestra that likes its conductor and I'll show you a lousy conductor. ”

- Goddard Lieberson

“ Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra, not choreography to the audience. ”

- George Szell

“ Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors. ”

- Leonard Bernstein

“ The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage. ”

- Minnie Fiske

“ He is not all musician; he is also part bus conductor in charge of a moving vehicle who dutifully hurries people off and onto it at designated intervals. ”

- Christopher Andreae

“ There's only one woman I know of who could never be a symphony conductor, and that's the Venus de Milo. ”

- Margaret Hillis

“ Baton technique is to a conductor what fingers are to a pianist. ”

- Igor Markevitch

“ The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra. It's a collaborative adventure. ”

- Nicholas Meyer

“ Indy makes the race driver. You become famous when you come here. ”

- Rodger Ward

“ We are aware that the conductor is not really making the music, it is making him — if he is relaxed, open and attuned, then the invisible will take possession of him; through him, it will reach us. ”

- Peter Stephen Paul Brook
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