In Bach, Beethoven and Wagner we admire principally the depth and energy of the human mind; in Mozart, the divine instinct. - Edvard Grieg
Mozart's music is free of all exaggeration, of all sharp breaks and contradictions. The sun shines but does not blind, does not burn or consume. Heaven arches over the earth, but it does not weigh it down, it does not crush or devour it. - Karl Barth
It is hard to think of another composer who so perfectly marries form and passion. - Leonard Bernstein
What a picture of a better world you have given us, Mozart! - Franz Schubert
W. A. Mozart - Krönungsmesse in C Major, K. 317
It seems here that Mozart learned a form of sign language. He writes to his sister Nannerl at the age of 15:
Milan, August 31, 1771.Anyone who knows more on this subject, please comment with your input and knowledge!
My Dearest Sister,--
We are quite well, thank God! I have been eating quantities of fine pears, peaches, and melons in your place. My greatest amusement is to talk by signs to the dumb, which I can do to perfection. Herr Hasse [the celebrated opera composer] arrived here yesterday, and to-day we are going to pay him a visit. We only received the book of the Serenata last Thursday. I have very little to write about. Do not, I entreat, forget about THE ONE OTHER, where no other can ever be. You understand me, I know.