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The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.

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The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.

Gustav Mahler

Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.

Gustav Mahler

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

Gustav Mahler

In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.

Gustav Mahler

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

Gustav Mahler

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.

Gustav Mahler

With the coming of spring, I am calm again.

Gustav Mahler

The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.

Gustav Mahler

Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.

Gustav Mahler