The Myth of the Natural Genius

16 May 2009 /

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

— Emile Zola
 

People err who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to composition as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times.

— Mozart

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