ACTUALLY it should mean when an artist sticks to the constraints set forth by the listener, while also adding subtle innovations personal touches that only the competent listeners can hear, that is, not being painfully obvious and sloppy like history's later composers who desperately wanted to look creative. This goes back to Mozart who wrote music that both conformed to the rules of the era and bent them at the same time- therefore creating a virtually perfect balance between form and style.
Man, most movies these days are either crappy blockbusters or pretentious indie-flicks... but the good directors always have Mozart syndrome- they make something both critics and audiences appreciate
by daa1234529 July 07, 2011
When an artist sticks to the constraints set forth by the listeners wants. This goes back to Mozart who wrote music typical of the rules of the era, but didn't push the boundaries of music.
Hey dude, have you heard half the bands out there these days? They all totally have Mozart Syndrome. . .
by IAF July 10, 2009