Conversation between my daughter C and I while listening to the 2nd movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik:
C: "Dad, you look like you're pushing imaginary buttons in the air."
Dad: "Yes, I'm listening to the countermelodies and moving my hands to them. Mozart was a musical genius."
C looks puzzled.
Dad: "A musical genius is one who creates music that really moves you deep inside and can do it more naturally than other people. Kind of like Lisa Bella Donna."
C: "Oh. Yes. But I think Lisa is a bit better though. I mean, she doesn't control a whole symphony and she's not as famous, but she also doesn't need to be famous to be happy. That's what I like about her."
- C (age nine)