Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Best Book on Mozart

It was written in 1919 by Hermann Abert, who said:

....It is a fatal error to see genius as the sum total of the influences that affect it, this approach provides us with no answer as to two main questions: how did Mozart choose which of his many models to adopt? And which elements did he appropriate from them and make his own? Why did Johann Christian Bach and Schobert, for example, affect him more deeply than the incomparably greater Gluck?[1]

Via Lew Rockwell


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