You don’t have to be mad to be a composer – Telegraph

Insanely talented: the19th-century composer Hugo Wolf, who ended his days in an asylum
It’s always been a mark of creative types that they’re somehow “not quite normal”. “Great wits are sure to madness near allied,” said Dryden and it’s notoriously true that even well-balanced geniuses have trouble distinguishing between the real world and the teeming visions of their own brains. “That’s all very well,” said Balzac in response to a friend’s story about his sister’s illness, “but who am I going to marry Eugénie Grandet to?”
Genius is often moody and obsessive to a degree that baffles outsiders who can’t see why a tiny red mark on a canvas or a choice of adjective should matter so much.

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