I learned to play a little version of Mozart this week. (Mozart's Air, adapted from Piano Sonata No. 11)
When I'm not at the piano playing it over & over again, it plays through my head.
Years ago, I acquired a discarded book on Famous Composers (copyright 1939.. it has that great old book smell.) I find the lives of these composers incredibly fascinating, and as I hum and play this simplified little piece, I'm intrigued by Mozart, "The Wonder Child." It is really something to think of a small boy, with small fingers, happily composing music at the age of five.
He died at just 35 years. Yet his music is played all over the world more than 200 years later, and through it he still lives.
“Mozart, who was buried in a pauper’s grave, was one of the greatest
successes we know of, a man who in his early thirties had poured out his
inexhaustible gift of music, leaving the world richer because he had
passed that way. To leave the world richer—that is the ultimate
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Who inspires you?
PS: I am far from an accomplished musician. I just love music!
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