January 2011

“i am a musician”

“I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet. I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer. But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician.” Wolfgang Mozart, letter to his father (Mannheim, 8 November, 1777)