Thursday, May 10, 2007
Is Mozart better than his contemporaries for healing effects? Wow! That's a tough question that came my way recently. Needless to say it is not entirely an objective matter. Many musicologists, music historians, and performers believe that Mozart is the greatest composer that ever lived simply because Mozart was the master of every genre he attempted. No other composer wrote operas, symphonies, sonatas, and string quartets with equal ease. Some of his peers included Haydn, early Beethoven, his rival Salieri and many more. As of this moment I don't know of anyone who listens to these composers specifically for healing purposes. I could certainly be wrong about this. What do you think?