A Master Class in How To Control An Orchestra: Arturo Toscanini


After I die, I shall return to earth as the doorkeeper of a bordello, and I won’t let one of you in.

Arturo Toscanini

(To his orchestra during a difficult rehearsal)

An Encyclopaedia of Quotations about Music (1978) ed. Nat Shapiro

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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