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date: 26 May 2022

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–91
Austrian composer 

  1. Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses.
    remark to Michael Kelly, 1786
  2. 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 statue, at a glance. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them, as it were, all at once.
    on his method of composition
    letter, Edward Holmes The Life of Mozart (1845)