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1. "For a short while she considered the idea of orchestral courtesy. Certainly one should avoid giving political offence: German orchestras, of course, used to be careful about playing Wagner abroad, at least in some countries, choosing instead German composers who were somewhat more ... apologetic."
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
2. "I did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug, and I thought I was done, but then the phone started to ring, and gradually, over time, I started conducting more and more. Now a third of my performances are with orchestras."
Author: Bobby McFerrin
3. "I will never master this craft. Orchestras are very, very forthcoming with me."
Author: David Ogden Stiers
4. "I went to study some orchestration stuff because I got so inspired working with all the orchestras."
Author: Dido Armstrong
5. "It's not all that different with the orchestra. There are orchestras that seem to be encased in dough, so that first you have to break through the normal routine, and clear out the openings."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
6. "And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next - when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
7. "Orchestras are not used to playing the kind of stuff jazz musicians like to play. It requires a lot of rehearsal and recording time, so it's much easier to do on a synth or sampler. So, we came up with that idea."
Author: Eberhard Weber
8. "Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers, of the ultimate precision and clarity."
Author: Esa Pekka Salonen
9. "For Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery and orchestras which set the rhythm of the year, summing up the sadness and suggestiveness of life in new tunes. All night the saxophones wailed the hopeless comment o the 'Beale Street Blues' while a hundred pairs of golden and silver slippers shuffled the shiny dust. At the grey tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low, sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. "They're always so serious, the orchestras, you know? It's always a fun contrast of that song and the genre of music. And me."
Author: Idina Menzel
11. "In Hamburg, there are three major orchestras, an opera house, and one of the great concert-hall acoustics in Europe at the Laeiszhalle, in a town a fifth the size of London. And that's not unusual. In Germany, there are dozens of towns with two or three orchestras. The connection with music goes very, very deep."
Author: Jeffrey Tate
12. "I was never that into the movies. Never. Even as a youngster. I became interested in movie music only because of the studio orchestras in Hollywood."
Author: John Williams
13. "Next year I'm going to be a guesting soloist with orchestras all over Europe, to start off with."
Author: Keith Emerson
14. "Ergo, because of the money problem, it is probable that our orchestras will soon go down in quality."
Author: Lara St. John
15. "For many years, the government of Canada has massively supported orchestras and the arts in general."
Author: Lara St. John
16. "Closing his eyes again, standing there, glass in hand, he thought for a minute with a freezing detached almost amused calm of the dreadful night inevitably awaiting him whether he drank much more or not, his room shaking with daemonic orchestras, the snatches of fearful tumultuous sleep, interrupted by voices which were really dogs barking, or by his own name being continually repeated by imaginary parties arriving, the vicious shouting, the strumming, the slamming, the pounding, the battling with insolent archfiends, the avalanche breaking down the door, the proddings from under the bed, and always, outside, the cries, the wailing, the terrible music, the dark's spinets: he returned to the bar."
Author: Malcolm Lowry
17. "But still as compared to many, many orchestras in the world, I think you find a lot more new music and living composers on our programs than many other places."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
18. "Ourchestra:So you haven't got a drum, just beat your belly.So I haven't got a horn-I'll play my nose.So we haven't any cymbals-We'll just slap our hands together,And though there may be orchestrasThat sound a little betterWith their fancy shiny instrumentsThat cost an awful lot-Hey, we're making music twice as goodBy playing what we've got!"
Author: Shel Silverstein
19. "I've watched the demise of the Hollywood orchestra, the house orchestras of the big studios."
Author: Skitch Henderson
20. "Symphonic orchestras have almost become a glut in the market."
Author: Skitch Henderson
21. "I also work with the regular orchestras in Munich, Germany and other similar orchestras."
Author: Skitch Henderson
22. "I endeavor that all orchestras I conduct sound Central European."
Author: Zubin Mehta

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