” There is no ‘perfect’ in music. If I ever came off the stage and felt it could not be better, it would then be time to quit. “


” A music director cannot and should not be chosen on the basis of a first date. It is not so difficult to make a good impression with a single appearance, usually containing some of a conductor’s party pieces, works they have performed successfully many times before. “


” I’ve come to the conclusion that a long, personal relationship is next to impossible for me. Ultimately, music is a possessive mistress. “


” I have been long associated with British music. I have favoured it as my alternate music next to American. “


” In some ways I believe music is the more convincing communicator of ideas than words. For instance, we can hear of Kordaly and Bartok and recognise them as Hungarian, but very few of us speak Hungarian, but the music itself speaks to more people. “



All 5 Leonard Slatkin Quotes about Music in picture


There is no
A music director cannot and should not be chosen on the basis of a first date. It is not so difficult to make a good impression with a single appearance, usually containing some of a conductor
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I have been long associated with British music. I have favoured it as my alternate music next to American.
In some ways I believe music is the more convincing communicator of ideas than words. For instance, we can hear of Kordaly and Bartok and recognise them as Hungarian, but very few of us speak Hungarian, but the music itself speaks to more people.

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