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“In my eyes and ears the organ will ever be the King of Instruments.”
   —Mozart

“The appearance of the organ in orchestral work is always an occasion.”
     —Norman Del Mar

“I should place an organist who is master of his instrument at the very head of all virtuosi.”
     —Beethoven

“If Bach continues to play this way, the organ will be ruined in two years, or most of the congregation will be deaf.”
     —Arnstadt Council member

“There is nothing to it. You only have to hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”
     —J.S. Bach, on organ playing