Francis Poulenc - in the middle of the 1900's
from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 140:
That you have turned to music again fills me with joy. Yes, the andante of the Jupiter is the height of unbelievable perfection. It has everything: line, freshness, grandeur, and what orchestration!!! Try to follow the score so as to savour the writing for woodwind. After hearing that, one wonders why one bothers to compose at all. I have become so hard on myself that there are days when, had I total faith, I would close my piano and retire to a monastery.
Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 140. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1483999495923 accessed: 8 December, 2021
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Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter', K 551
written by Mozart
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Letter from Francis Poulenc to Comtesse Jean de Polignac, 27 July .