29. August 2011 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Quotes

They were the first things I learned. And I’m so glad, because you come back to these operas like old friends. And you find more and more in them. As one gets older, one’s astonishment at Mozart’s amazing talent actually grows. The way he responds to the dramatic situations is total, so open, and so incredibly intelligent. One is more and more astonished how he managed to translate into notes what a human being is. It’s a bit like Shakespeare: you can’t explain it, but you when you come back to him, you think, ‘Good heavens! Where did he get all that from?’ It’s the same with Mozart. And in that short life, to write down all those notes. If we tried to do it, it would take all our lives. Extraordinary. Amazing.

-Sir Colin Davis

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