20. May 2005 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

Sometimes he commented on our tempos. We’d say that we were only following his own metronome marks, and his reply was, ‘My metronome at home is broken. Don’t pay any attention to my metronome marks.’

-Valentin Baerlinksy, cellist of the Borodin Quartet, talking about Shostakovich (Article may be found here).
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