Sorry I haven't posted in so long. An important composer's birthday is tomorrow and I will post about it then. Until then, here are some quotes from great composers and various famous people about Mozart that I enjoyed:
"The most tremendous genius raised Mozart above all masters, in all centuries and in all the arts."
~ Richard Wagner
"Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music."
~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
"Does it not seem as if Mozart's works become fresher and fresher the oftener we hear them?"
~ Robert Schumann
"In my dreams of Heaven, I always see the great Masters gathered in a huge hall in which they all reside. Only Mozart has his own suite."
~ Victor Borge
"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
"The best of Mozart's works cannot be even slightly rewritten without diminishment."
~ Peter Shaffer (Playwright, Amadeus)
"The sonatas of Mozart are unique: too easy for children, too difficult for adults. Children are given Mozart to play because of the quantity of notes; grown-ups avoid him because of the quality of notes."
~ Artur Schnabel
"Beethoven I take twice a week, Haydn four times, and Mozart every day!"
~ Gioachino Antonio Rossini