Einstein & his violin playing

Updated: Jul 8, 2019

Why Einstein's wife fell in love with him.

'If not a scientist, i would have been a musician'. Albert Einstein loved Mozart. “Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe," he said. He could play the violin beautifully and named his violin ‘Lina”. His wife Elsa, said she fell in love with him “because he played Mozart so beautifully on the violin.”

Bach was someone Einstein worshiped “Listen, play, love, revere — and keep your trap shut,” is what he said of Bach. And even though Beethoven wasn’t exactly his favourite, it didn’t stop him from playing his work. Wagner did not impress him at all.

“Whenever he felt that he had come to the end of the road or into a difficult situation in his work, he would take refuge in music,” his eldest son Hans Albert Einstein recalled. “That would usually resolve all his difficulties.”