Quotes by Artur Schnabel

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Artur Schnabel (April 17, 1882 August 15, 1951) was a classical pianist, who also composed and taught. Schnabel was renowned for his seriousness as a musician, avoiding anything resembling pure technical bravura. He was said to have tended to disregard his own technical limitations in pursuit of his musical ideals. However, Schnabel is widely considered to be one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, whose vitality, profundity and spiritual penetration in his playing of works by Beethoven and Schubert, in particular, have seldom if ever been surpassed.

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The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes --ah, that is where the art resides.

Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

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