Forceful and impressive piece of music (whose premiere coincided with the birth of the cinema: December 1895), quite a large audience.
- “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.”
- “The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.”
- “All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.”
- "I beg of you... never assume an inner or an outer pose, never a disguise.”