In his mature age a certain scholarly air emanated from his head. His spirit was far from being agreeable and communicative. Let us not be mistaken to think that he had resentments, nor even that he was a misanthrope. Life imposed on him an early and constant struggle, he had to face adverse occasions and his resources were meager.
Laborious and determined, he watched over his family and even had time to satisfy his vocation.
His musical oeuvre did not provide for him material comfort. Maybe he did not care about that because he was really a creator that with unyielding endurance wanted to learn and increase his wisdom.