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MOZART. EXTnACT OF AN lUTHEKTO UNPUBLISHED LETTER OF MOZ.VKT. (From the Ifarmonhon of Nnvember.1 "Von say you should like to know my way of composing, und what method t follow in writ- in works of some extent. 1 can really sav no more upon this subject than the following; for I myself know no more about, it, and cannot ac- count for it. When I am. as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of Itoorl cheer-sav travelling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I eannot steeli- it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how they come I know not, nor can I force them. Those ideas that please me I retain memory, and am ac- customed. as I have been told, to hum them to myself- If I continue in this way, it soon occurs to me how I may turn this or that morsel to ac- count, so as to make a good dish of it, that is to say, agreeably to the rules of counter-point, to the peculiarities of the various instruments.&c.— All this fires my oul: and provided tarn not disturbed, my subject enlarges itself, becomes methodised and defined, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost finished & complete in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a tine picture or a beautiful statue, at a glance. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them, as it were. all at once (gicielt ittles ziisawneiij. What a delight this is I cannot tell! All this in venting lively dream, btill the actual hearing of the lout ensemble is, after all, the best. What has been thus produced I do not easily for- get and this is, perhaps, the best gift I have my Divine Maker to thank for. "When t proceed to write down my ideas. I take out of the bag of memory, ifl may use that 'Tirit. phrase, What lias previously been collected info it, in the Way 1 have mentioned. For this reason, the comfnitting to paper Is done quiddy enough, for every thing is. its [ said befoie, Al- ready finished and it rarely differs on paper from what it was in iry imagination. At this occupation I 'ian therefore suffer myself to be dis- turbed for whatever may be going on around me, still I write, and even talk, but only of fowls and geese, or of Grelel and Barbel, or some such matters. nut why my style which makes them Mozartish, and different from the works of other composers, is probably owing to the same cause which renders my nose so-or-so large, so aquiline, or short, makes it Mozart's and diffe- rent from those of other people. For I do really not study or aim at any originality I should, in fact, not he able to describe in what mine Consists though I think it quite natural that persons who havereallyan individual appenranceoflheir own, are also differently organized from others, both externally, and ititernally. At least, I know that I have constituted myself neither one way nor the other." --Mr-fa—

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