musical esthetic

Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music.

Tchaikovsky

A world that has produced a Mozart is a world worth saving. What a picture of a better world you have given us, Mozart!

Schubert

Beethoven I take twice a week, Haydn four times, and Mozart every day!

Rossini

Mozart’s music is the mysterious language of a distant spiritual kingdom, whose marvelous accents echo in our inner being and arouse a higher, intensive life.
E.T.A. Hoffman

Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: ‘Chi sa più, meno sa— Who knows most, knows least.
Mozart (spoken to actor Michael Kelly)

I have always reckoned myself among the greatest admirers of Mozart, and shall do so till the day of my death.

Ludwig van Beethoven