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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is my favorite composer of all time!

How Devoted Are You to Mozart?

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Quotes by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.

My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place....

It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.

I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.

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Quotes About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is sunshine. - Antonin Dvorak, quoted in Otakar Sourek (ed.), Antonin Dvorak: Letters and Reminiscences (1954)

O Mozart, immortal Mozart, how many, how infinitely many inspiring suggestions of a finer, better life have you left in our souls! - Franz Schubert, Diary, 1816

Mozart's music is so beautiful as to entice angels down to earth. - Franz Alexander von Kleist

Mozart's joy is made of serenity, and a phrase of his music is like a calm thought; his simplicity is merely purity. It is a crystalline thing in which all the emotions play a role, but as if already celestially transposed. Moderation consists in feeling emotions as the angels do. - André Gide

A world that has produced a Mozart is a world worth saving. What a picture of a better world you have given us, Mozart! - Franz Schubert

Mozart makes you believe in God because it cannot be by chance that such a phenomenon arrives into this world and leaves such an unbounded number of unparalleled masterpieces. - Georg Solti

Mozart is the greatest composer of all. Beethoven created his music, but the music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it - that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed. - Albert Einstein

In Bach, Beethoven and Wagner we admire principally the depth and energy of the human mind; in Mozart, the divine instinct. - Edvard Grieg

There was nothing exceptional about the physical presence of this extraordinary man; he was small and his appearance gave no sign of his genius, apart from his large intense eyes. [...] But in this ungainly body there dwelt an artistic genius such as Nature rarely bestows even upon her most treasured darlings. - Franz Niemetschek

Mozart combined high formality and playfulness that delights as no other composition in any other medium does. - Roy Blount, Jr.

In my dreams of heaven, I always see the great Masters gathered in a huge hall in which they are reside. Only Mozart has his own suite. - Victor Borge

For one moment in the history of music all opposites were reconciled; all tensions resolved; that luminous moment was Mozart. - Phil Goulding

Mozart's music is the mysterious language of a distant spiritual kingdom, whose marvelous accents echo in our inner being and arouse a higher, intensive life. - E.T.A. Hoffmann

Designing an opera by Mozart is like doing something for God - it's a labor of love. - Maurice Sendak

Mozart combines serenity, melancholy, and tragic intensity into one great lyric improvisation. Over it all hovers the greater spirit that is Mozart's - the spirit of compassion, of universal love, even of suffering - a spirit that knows no age, that belongs to all ages. - Leonard Bernstein

Mozart exists, and will exist, eternally; divine Mozart - less a name, more a soul descending to us from the heavens, who appeared on this earth, stayed for a little over thirty years, and left it all the more rejuvenated, richer and happier for his appearance. - Charles Gounod

Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music. - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Mozart is the musical Christ. - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

What was evident was that Mozart was simply transcribing music completely finished in his head. And finished as most music is never finished. Displace one note and there would be diminishment. Displace one phrase and structure would fall. I was staring through the cage of those meticulous ink strokes at Absolute Beauty. - Peter Shaffer

Mozart touched no problem without solving it to perfection. - Donald Francis Tovey

He roused my admiration when I was young; he caused me to despair when I reached maturity; he is now the comfort of my old age. - Gioachino Rossini

21 piano sonatas, 27 piano concertos, 41 symphonies, 18 masses, 13 operas, 9 oratorios and cantata, 2 ballets, 40 plus concertos for various instruments, string quartets, trios and quintets, violin and piano duets piano quartets, and the songs. This astounding output includes hardly one work less than a masterpiece. - George Snell

Mozart in his music was probably the most reasonable of the world's great composers. It is the happy balance between flight and control, between sensibility and self-discipline, simplicity and sophistication of style that is his particular province... Mozart tapped once again the source from which all music flows, expressing himself with a spontaneity and refinement and breath-taking rightness that has never since been duplicated. - Aaron Copland, Copland on Music (1960)

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