"Culture is a common good and a basic element like water: theaters, libraries, museums, movie theaters are like many aqueducts."
Claudio Abbado (1933-2014)
"The step from the sublime to the ridiculous is a very small one."
Eleonore Schoenfeld (1925-2007)
"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004)
"The essence of music is not playing everything very well. The essence is understanding what the music is about."