is an enchanted thing (1)
The first thing we're told is that the mind is an intriguing, delightful thing—definitely a good jumping-off place for awe and amazement. We mean, imagine if this said, "the mind is boring as all get out."
Like Gieseking playing Scarlatti; (6)
Once we find out who these music men are, we see that they're the best of the best, which means they're definitely deserving of some serious awe and amazement. Oh, and applause.
It has memory's ear
that can hear without
having to hear. (13-15)
Hello superpowers! The mind is capable of things nothing else is. Now that's amazing.