Thursday, September 9, 2010

W.A. Mozart's Requiem Mass Performed by Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya and Cor Madrigal, Directed by Víctor Pablo Pérez

"Everything is in perfect harmony in Mozart, every note, every musical phrase is as it is and could not be otherwise; even those opposed are reconciled; it is called 'Mozart'sche Heiterkeit' (Mozart's serenity), which envelops everything, every moment" — Mozart's Requiem Expresses Faith, Says Pontiff.

"It is a gift of the grace of God, but it is also the fruit of Mozart's lively faith that, especially in sacred music, is able to reflect the luminous response of divine love, which gives hope, even when human life is lacerated by suffering and death. Mozart's Requiem is a lofty expression of faith, which recognizes the tragic character of human existence and which does not hide its dramatic aspects."

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Anonymous Tom Piatak said...

Benedict XVI is right about Mozart, too!

8:48 PM  

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