Dmitri Shostakovich You can't sleep to this music, but you can write the hell out of some horror.
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) The music of represents the furthest development of one strain of Nineteenth-Century Romanticism. Broadly speaking, one can distinguish five lines of development: the Beethoven-Mendelssohn-Schumann-Brahms; Liszt-Wagner-Bruckner-Strauss; folklore nationalism; Italian opera; and French, both operatic and symphonic.
Herbert von Karajan...the great conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, and who I heard in Vienna in 1978 conducting the Marriage of Figaro. I stood in line for hours for a ticket. That night, the great opera house lit up like fireflies with people reading the scores.
Herbert von Karajan. My FAVORITE conductor. Memorized all of his pieces and always conducted with eyes closed
Pianist Glen Gould
Glenn Gould. He played Bach hunched over, limp-wristed, humming all the while the tape was recording him. He broke all the rules, but he was like a vessel transmitting the light of god through his fingertips.