Quotations by Neville Marriner

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Born: Tuesday, April 15, 1924
Profession: Musician
Nationality: English


As you know, there are certain languages that lend themselves very easily to vocal use.
- Neville Marriner

Before, we may have taken part in it without even thinking it was American Jewish, but in this case, I think, you have now perhaps pointed us in a direction of a new interest in this repertoire.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: American, Direction, Interest, May, Now, Thinking)

But the most important test is to take them on tour and see if you can bear to spend time with them.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Time)

I think the quality of something like the Beveridge, for instance, will have a life of its own.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Will)

I think we were all frustrated with our daily routine.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Routine)

I would like new people with new ideas to come into it and change it.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Change, People, Ideas)

If the (British) Arts Council give you money, they also tell you how to spend it.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Money)

If we perform the romantic repertoire we need more musicians.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Musicians, Romantic)

Initially we performed in halls with capacities of 1,000.
- Neville Marriner

Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments, and the late romantics even more.
- Neville Marriner

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music - not to mention his piano and violin concerti.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Music, Opera)

Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Music, Composers, Now, Today, Will, Years)

One of the great virtues, apart from the pleasure of performing these works, is that it's opened up an entirely new, expansive repertoire of American Jewish music.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Music, American, Pleasure)

One thing we were looking for from the start was players who really fit together, who sounded in tune.
- Neville Marriner

So I think we got together as the Academy to give ourselves that sort of responsibility and to play well.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Play, Responsibility)

So I've never found there was any particular separation between the two cultures at all, musically speaking.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Separation)

So in one leap we had gone from being a friendly society to something almost professional.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Society, Being)

Taste is changing, style is changing, and players' abilities are changing.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Style, Taste)

The awful thing about a conductor becoming geriatric is that you seem to become more desirable, not less.
- Neville Marriner

There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: English)

This American Jewish music is a new experience for us at least consciously.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: Experience, Music, American)

We don't want other people poking into our artistic pie.
- Neville Marriner
(Keywords: People, Want)







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