Keep the old in high regard, but approach the new with a warm heart. Do not be prejudiced against unknown names.

Critics should engage themselves with the recent activity of the young creative spirits, rather than dawdle over past love affairs. Fashionable withdrawal into the past of pedantic clinging to antiquated customs or dreaming about youthful infatuations is of no use. Time marches on, and we must march with it.

Love the past, act in the present, and fear the future.

Robert Schumann

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