Coachmen And Madmen
His tunes were so simple the coachmen could sing it,
by gershon hepner
but some were so complex they thought he was mad,
though they were spontaneous he never would wing it;
yet nothing was scratched out on Mozart’s scratch pad.
Since his music was lovely, he went out of fashion,
like Raphael thought to be far too naïve;
rediscovered as Bach was by Mendlessohn, passion
as great as St. Matthew’s deserved its reprieve.
In 1784, after Mozart left Salzburg to work in Vienna in 1784 he wrote six extraordinary piano concertos and wrote to his father Leopold that he was writing tunes that were so simple coachmen could sing it although some people thought he was mad.