Program Book 1985 page 16

"I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the varieties of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust." - Igor Stravinsky

"I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much 1 appreciate Beethoven." - Jascha Heifetz

"Safeness Lurks" - Lukas Foss

"Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one has no time to write down." - Hector Berlioz

"Wagner's music is better than it sounds." - Mark Twain

"How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling." - Claude Debussy

"What is to reach the heart must come from above, if it does not come thence, it will be nothing but notes - body without spirit." - L. van Beethoven

"People compose for many reasons: to become immortal; because the pianoforte happens to be open; because they want to become a millionaire; because of the praise of friends; because they have looked into a pair of beautiful eyes; for no reason whatsoever." - Robert Schumann

"I don't want anyone to admire my pants in a museum." - Frederic Chopin

"The notes [ handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides. - Arthur Schnabel

"Guys, I've got a great story. - Stephen Rosenthal
"It's not in my folder:' - Harry Fackelman
"It must be in my trunk:' - Salvatore Andolina
"What he said!" - Michael Nascimben

"Your album is great. I just love vacuuming to it." - a fan of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet
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