|godot - 2009-03-04 |
Also, either Stravinsky or Luigi Dallapiccola, wrote of Vivaldi that he did not write 600 concertos but one concerto 600 times.
As a non-classical period fan, I get this feeling from Mozart (aside from the Requiem, which is unassailable): the good pieces all have about 2-5% new instantly hummable solo material, but they're surrounded by almost 95-98% of the exact same orchestral accents and turnarounds that he could have written in his sleep or subcontracted out. I know its a Mozart, but I have no fucking clue which one.
I wonder if anyone's done a music score computer analysis to see just how often Mozart cribbed from himself, with only transposition permitted.