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Johannes Brahms
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"Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind."

"It is not hard to compose, but it is wonderfully hard to let the superfluous notes fall under the table. "
 
"One can't judge Wagner's opera 'Lohengrin' after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend hearing it a second time."
 
"My things really are written with an appalling lack of practicality!"
 
"Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind."
 
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