"breaks from melody to melody as Mozart from song to song"
Mozart - 1777 copy of original painting made for Padre Martini (Bologna)
Public DomainMozart - 1777 copy of original painting made for Padre Martini (Bologna) - Credit: unknown

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is one of the world's most famous and influential composers. A child prodigy, he began composing at the age of five, by which time he was already a competent player of both violin and piano.

His adult life was troubled, both in terms of work and personal relationships, but this did not impair his virtuosity as a composer and performer. Amongst his best known works are his Requiem in D minor and the operas, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

It is not quite clear in what sense the narrator is using the concept of Mozart 'breaking' from song to song, but Mozart did compose over 30 individual songs, including An Chloë (To Chloë) and Das Traumbild (The Fantasy).

Listen to Mozart's Requiem in D minor and An Chloë on Spotify.