Colin Davis Quotes
Conductors are paid to think, and that’s what the job should be about: sitting at home thinking, what is this piece? How can I set it up to sound its best and live on, because there’s nothing to replace it with just yet? This is what absorbs the mind. Especially in old age.
Undated interview with New York Times cited in his obituary published by New York Times on 4/14/2013.
In Mozart you find a fantastic balance between the elements that make up music and make up a human being.
Undated interview with New York Times cited by his BBC obituary on 4/14/2013.
If people are musical and want to play, they will share this thing with you. I don't know why or how it happens.
Talking about the essence of music with writer Helena Matheopoulos, as quoted in his obituary published by The Guardian on 4/14/2013.