10. March 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Quotes

I do have one big complaint about audiences in all countries, and that is their artificial restraint from applause between movements or a concerto or symphony. I don’t know where the habit started, but it certainly does not fit in with the composers’ intentions.

-Pierre Monteux


  1. WOW! That goes against everything I have held as gospel.

    And he’s even older than I am…

  2. Interesting, isn’t it?!