What makes a good performer?

'A bad performer wants people to say how good he is. Good performers want people to say how good people are' - Robert Lax
Kurt Masur, who said “I don’t want to be called a ‘wonder', the wonder is the music” died on December 19th 2015 aged 88. The quote comes from Robert Lax's introduction to his poetry cycle The Circus of the Sun.

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