„Händel is the unattained master of all masters. Go and learn from him how to achieve vast effects with simple means.“
— George Frideric Handel
Beethoven, quoted by Ignaz von Seyfried. Published in Friedrich Kerst Beethoven der Mann und der Künstler, wie in seinen Eigenen Words enthüllt no. 111 [http://www.bucheralle.org/6C76626D613131/ch35.html]; Friedrich Kerst (trans. Henry Edward Krehbiel) Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in his own Words (1964), p. 54.