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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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"I do not hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them at the same time all together."

"People make a mistake who think that my art has come easily to me. Nobody has devoted so much time and thought to composition as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not studied over and over. "
 
"Give me the best instrument in Europe, but listeners who understand nothing or do not wish to understand and who do not feel with me in what I am playing, and all my pleasure is spoilt. "
 
"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."
 
"Handel understands effect better than any of us - when he chooses, he strikes like a thunderball."
 
"As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And 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. "
 
"I do not hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them at the same time all together."
 
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