Mozart and Admirer ~

Mozart and Admirer

Admirer: "Herr Mozart, I'm thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any suggestions as to how to get started?"
Mozart: "A symphony is a very complex musical form. Perhaps you should begin with some simple lieder and work your way up to a symphony."
Admirer: "But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old!"
Mozart: "Yes, but I never asked anybody how."