“The industrialist (your boss, perhaps) demands that everything be proven, efficient, and risk free. The artist seeks none of these. The value of art is in your willingness to stare down the risk and to embrace the void of possible failure.”
― Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?
American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. The first American conductor to receive international acclaim. One of the most important conductors of his time.