16. February 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

One should not play for the people who sit in the front row–they are usually ‘dead-heads,’ but play for those up in the gallery that pay ten pfennigs for their tickets; they should not only hear, but they should see.

Franz Liszt (quoted in Carl Lachmund, Living with Liszt)

(Stolen from Terry Teachout, here)

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