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Frederica von Stade as Cherubino

   

Figaro seems to me very modern, both in subject and style. The one and only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart succeeded in creating a universe that will
seem real forever.
–Frederica von Stade
mezzo soprano 
 

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“God tells me how the music should sound,
but you stand in the way.”

— Arturo Toscanini to a trumpet player in rehearsal.

 

 

 

credit:  Aria Ready for a Laugh by Stephen and Nancy Tanner

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Music should be beautiful from the aesthetic point of view, and music should have profound meaning. Superficial music and music which is not beautiful, doesn’t interest me.

Claudio Abbado

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Music is not like wine. It does not improve with age. It is either good or it is bad.
—Arturo Toscanini

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 It is sad how many people are in positions of importance in opera who don’t know whether or not the singing is beautiful until they see the singer’s name.
–Luciano Pavarotti

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