Piano Music - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 - 1791
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a Composer and virtuoso musician of the Classical era.

"People err who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to compositions as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times."

"If only the whole world could feel the power of harmony."

"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between."

"Silence is very important. The silence between the notes are as important as the notes themselves."

"All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Stanley Sadie, Fiona Smart (2016). “The Letters of Mozart and his Family”, p.749, Springer

"Music, in even the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear but always remain a source of pleasure."

"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart (1966). “The Letters of Mozart and His Family”

"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."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) (1971). “Chagall at the Met”, Leon Amiel Publisher

"Music is my life and my life is music. Anyone who does not understand this is not worthy of God."

"The best way to learn is through the powerful force of rhythm."

"Melody is the essence of music."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Friedrich Kerst, Henry Edward Krehbiel (1926). “Mozart: The Man and the Artist Revealed in His Own Words”, p.7, Courier Corporation

"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 relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death's 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."

"Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart (1966). “The Letters of Mozart and His Family”

"I have never written the music that was in my heart to write; perhaps I never shall with this brain and these fingers, but I know that hereafter it will be written; when instead of these few inlets of the senses through which we now secure impressions from without, there shall be a flood of impressions from all sides; and instead of these few tones of our little octave, there shall be an infinite scale of harmonies - for I feel it - I am sure of it. This world of music, whose borders even now I have scarcely entered, is a reality, is immortal."

"Let us put our trust in God and console ourselves with the thought that all is well, if it is in accordance with the will of the Almighty, as He knows best what is profitable and beneficial to our temporal happiness and our eternal salvation."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart (1966). “The Letters of Mozart and His Family”

"Love guards the heart from the abyss."

"True perfection in all things is no longer known or prized - you must write music that is either so simple a coachman could sing it, or so unintelligble that audiences like it simply because no sane person could understand it."

"It is when I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer.....that ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them."

Quotes by Mozart