What are the TOP 10 quotes by Franz Liszt?


  1. Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.


  2. Truth is a great flirt.


  3. Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.


  4. Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.




  5. Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years. Only I could perform certain works with the scanty means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with.


  6. We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.


  7. The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.


  8. The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist.


  9. The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.


  10. Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.



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