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" All of us in the field must remain constantly vigilant and fight against all types of inappropriate and hurtful behavior and continue the essential work of creating a fair and safe work environment for all classical musicians. "
" As a trumpet player, I was playing Xenakis, Lindberg: very challenging, technical, atonal, and I enjoyed it. "
" As for my relationship to Beethoven, I admire people who can say what they really think. It's as though he's saying, 'That's how I feel about the world, and I don't care what people may say.' His music is pure and honest. Beethoven never pretends to be anybody else. "
" Being appointed as the next Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester is a completely overwhelming honour. This extraordinary orchestra and its wonderful musicians are unique in so many respects, and particularly in their creation of an exceptional sound world based on outstanding tradition that is, at its heart, inspirational. "
" Conducting is about communication. You don't play any notes, but you communicate with the musicians. "
" Every week we have a concert, what we are performing is my favorite music in the world. "
" For me, the main goal is loving music and experiencing the great music-making with the orchestra, which is the great reason why I conduct, and that is the main goal. "
" I can't say I'd like to concentrate on one particular composer. I'm looking forward to doing a variety. "
" I know that Boston is one of the great centers of intellectual culture as well as sport. It's one of the centers of America, with a great orchestra, great sports, great hospitals, and great universities. "
" I'm thankful to Deutsche Grammophon, our partners - we are going to record the complete Shostakovich symphonies and hopefully some other things as well. "
" I'm very proud of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. "
" I think it's very important to be part of the Boston society and the people who live in Boston. "
" I think music can change your life. "
" I think 'Rheingold' has symbolic meaning of what happens in the world when you're running after the Rhine gold, after the gold. It doesn't end very well. It's kind of a reminder of the values of life, and I think 'The Ring,' in a way, is kind of a prediction of Wagner of what would happen in the world. "
" It might be expensive to make music lessons available. But it's even more costly to deal with human beings who have half their intellect and spirit left undeveloped. "
" It's a dream to be its conductor. Sometimes I think, 'My God, I can't believe it.' It's a dream which came true. "
" I want to take the great tradition of the orchestra within me, to take what the orchestra offers. "
" Music goes beyond nationalities - it's a language which you can understand in any country. "
" Music is a universal thing with no boundaries, whether you play inside or outside. "
" Music is something you can't really put in terms like in a sport, like running or football - that you win if you score more. In music, there's nothing like that. "
" Music is such an important part of society, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra offers such great quality, and we just want to share it. "
" People talk very much about, 'What can we do with the orchestra in the 21st century?' We should think about the 21st century, of course. "
" The excitement you can get in classical concert is as big, in a different sense, as you can get when you go to the ice hockey or baseball game. "
" When I was younger, I wanted very much to play football. "
" When you have a great car, you want people to see the car. "
" You have a great result if the orchestra trusts the conductor, and the conductor trusts the orchestra. "
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