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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791) born on
Jan 27
Austrian composer. He was child prodigy who composed 600+ works - chamber music, symphonies and operas, e.g., "The Magic Flute," 1787.
         
   
F
When I am . . . traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.

R
Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream.
A
My subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and define, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statute, at a glance.
N
[T]o talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
K
One must not make oneself cheap here -- that is a cardinal point -- or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From an Internet collection of quotations.
R: In "Talks with Great Composers," by A. Abell, 1964.
A: In "Talks with Great Composers," by A. Abell, 1964.
N: Letter, 4 Nov 1787; in "The Letters of Mozart and His Family," 1966.
K: Letter, 5 Sep 1781; in "The Letters of Mozart and His Family," 1966.
   


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