Today is the birthday of Wolfgang Mozart
Whose music still tops every classical chart.
To his Muse he was wed (at age 5!) from the start,
And he wrote masterpieces till death did them part.
[“The Last Hours of Mozart” by Henry Nelson O’Neil]
“Mozart… is a perfect composer. It’s almost impossible to find a set of parallels in the sum total of Mozart’s work. In fact, a few years ago, there was some question about whether Mozart had written a piece that was attributed to him, and the way scholars proved it probably wasn’t Mozart’s was that it had several imperfections. That’s ludicrous, when you think about it. Imagine trying to figure out attribution on a scientific paper from centuries ago by pointing out that it was incorrect and therefore couldn’t possibly have been written by a certain scientist. That’s something you could only do with Mozart, because nobody else from the period was even close to as perfect.” [David Leigh on Quora]