Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Little Wolfgang is Profoundly Superficial
From the frothy exuberance of Eine kleine Nachtmusik to the unfathomable grief of the Requiem, Mozart is the Profoundly Superficial composer par excellence. To quote the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky: “I believe that whenever someone employs the light touch, it bespeaks tragedy. Start with Mozart”.
Painting: Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Creative Commons