Words matter. These are the best Mozart Quotes from famous people such as Michael Giacchino, Martha Nussbaum, Christoph Waltz, Mark Salling, Marie Lu, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I think Mozart, with all his impatience in writing, would have loved it. It would have allowed him to write twice as much. He would have loved a Mac. If he’d had a laptop, he would have been unstoppable.
I listen to music. I particularly love Mozart.
The bohemian artist who exists only for his art, it’s a myth. OK, it might have been true for Giacometti, but it certainly wasn’t for Picasso or Mozart.
I decided I wanted to be a musician when I saw the movie ‘Amadeus’ around 1987. I was five years old, so it was a good time to start piano lessons after seeing Tom Hulce who played Mozart play the harpsichord on his back with his hands crossed. Such a great movie to inspire a five-year-old.
I’ve always been interested in exploring the concept of child prodigies. When I was younger, I wrote a story about Mozart as a child, and I just always loved this idea of young people who are able to take control of their lives and bring a whole lot of change at such a young age.
My grandmother got me recordings of the ‘Goldberg Variations,’ in addition to the ‘Brandenburg Concertos,’ the Mozart string quartets and Beethoven’s ‘Seventh Symphony.’
Composers most identified with the chamber music form are Corelli, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and, of course, Bach. Of course, Bach. If there is any one composer who gives us reason and emotion, it is Bach.
If they had Mozart today, they couldn’t work with him, although he was a very adaptable man.
There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper.
Conducting is a natural way to participate in one’s own music. Almost every 19th-century composer Mendelssohn, Mahler was conducting or playing his own music. Mozart did both.
Before I was 5, I did have a lot of time on my hands. I had no job and really no career, and I spent an awful lot of time listening to records. It was more the classical ones, really – Prokofiev, and I think there was some Mozart in there, and more impressionistic composers like Delius.
It is tough to say what has influenced me the most because I know that Mozart makes me think better, but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good!
Whenever I view success, I’m dressed as Mozart on an island.
When you first hear Mozart’s music, your first impression is that it’s very alive, but if you peel away the layers, you can hear sorrow and sadness behind it, and that’s what I try to be: multi-layered.
My proposition is that music is at the heart of what ‘The Magic Flute’ means: that it’s Mozart’s music, not the words, we should be attending to. Music expresses what can’t be expressed otherwise.
Society would be a lot better if people watched Hulu’s original programming and not just ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ which everyone is watching, apparently.
Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy – and it made me feel something. That’s when I realized music was inside me.
It’s an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him… he never bores me, and he doesn’t… not only bore me, that’s too strong a word.
Someone was always trying to put down my individuality and personality, making me sing Mozart arias that were nothing to do with me.
Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
I have two favorites: Reading Kierkegaard while listening to Mozart’s Piano Concerto 9 in E Flat Major, and reading early Bazooka Joe comics in Hebrew.
Mozart composed his music not for the elite, but for everybody.
If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band, they could be a distant runner up to The D.
I grew up playing classical violin and a lot of Bach and Mozart and the things that Einstein loved.
I can remember dancing around living room with my two sisters to the music of Paganini and Mozart. I can still remember my dad combing the newspaper, circling all the free concerts in town, and on the weekends, we would go as a family.
Mozart was born Mozart. Charlie Parker was born Charlie Parker.
With Eric Rohmer – as with Mozart, Austen, James, and Proust – we need to remember that art is seldom about life, or not quite about life. Art is about discovery and design and reasoning with chaos.
The extraordinary thing about Irving Berlin is that he’s like the American Mozart! It seems as if his songs were always there. How do you put together songs like ‘Always’ or ‘Cheek To Cheek’? Songs of his are, frankly, perfect.
I love Mozart, and I love Bach, and Brahms, and – but at 13, I didn’t understand any of that that I was playing.
People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There’s a thing in psychology where they think if it’s popular, it can’t be serious.
To this day, I still travel with scores. Every time I’m on a plane – it could be Stravinsky or Mozart or Ravel.
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
To understand Mozart’s contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius.
The man on the street, he knows who Beethoven is, he knows who Mozart is.
Mozart for me is the No. 1 composer. His music is not just joy or sadness. It’s deep emotion with a touch of lightness, which is the most difficult thing to do.
Schubert had arguably the same melodic gift as Mozart, but even less support. He didn’t have the early exposure, never got to travel anywhere, and yet generated and amassed a body of work that grew and developed and is very profound.
There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
My mother was a very talented pianist, and she was a music teacher who hated to teach music, actually, but she loved to play, so I was brought up with Chopin, Debussy and Mozart.
I was in the playground, like, ‘Let’s imitate the Spice Girls and form a girl group!’ I would go home and sing into my hairbrush and act like Britney Spears. I was no Mozart.
Twyla Tharp is not going to take orders from anyone, not even Mozart!
I remember talking about a Mozart song during a music class at school, and I said, ‘I wouldn’t have done it like that.’ I didn’t like the way the chords moved. And my teacher told me to get out.
You can put the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the same category, but the types of music, the colors each band evokes, are completely different. It’s the same with Mozart and Beethoven – they express two very different aspects of music.
Mozart’s House’ had been on our Myspace page for a while and had about 50 views.
The Beatles were great, but Beethoven and Mozart were phenomenal. Both will be remembered for centuries, but it will always be clear which were most in touch with the soul of humanity.
Mozart had a tremendously fertile and creative ear for a catchy tune.
I love Mozart, but I often make a terrible hash of it.
If you’ve never heard a piece of Mozart, then Mozart could sound scary or confusing, so it’s all about learning.
In my younger days, I used to visit record shops and covet boxed sets of Beethoven symphonies, Wagner operas, Bach cantatas, Mozart piano concertos. Only rarely was I able to find the money for such luxuries.
The revolutionary Mozart is the Mozart of his last eight years.
Imagine if you could go watch Mozart today, even if it’s the last, crappiest show he ever played. What a thrill that would be.
All the conductor has to do is stand back and try not to get in the way. Mozart is doing all the work.
Essentially, all expressions of human nature ever produced, from a caveman’s paintings to Mozart’s symphonies and Einstein’s view of the universe, emerge from the same source: the relentless dynamic toil of large populations of interconnected neurons.
In the olden days, I believe Mozart also improvised on piano, but somehow in the last 200 years, the whole training of Western classical music – they don’t read between the lines, they just read the lines.
Mozart is my first strength.
Mozart and Neil Diamond may have begun with the same idea, but that a work of art is more than an idea is confirmed by the difference between the ‘Soave sia il vento’ and ‘Kentucky Woman.’ We have different words for ‘art’ and ‘idea’ because they are two different things.
Einstein was very attracted to Mozart. There’s a mathematical, classical structure to the music, and I think he identified with that very strongly. I think there also is a connection between being a genius and a polymath.
When I started, my teachers told me that I had to sing ‘Mozart, Mozart, Mozart.’ I said, ‘No, I want to sing all the other stuff.’ If you do not push yourself, you will stay the same. Maybe some singers are happy with that, but I have to move, I have to do something new always.
My iPhone has become rather precious because of all my music on it; every night, we set it for 20 minutes before we fall asleep to listen to some Mozart.