|What's a Pope to do in retirement? Perhaps the answer: Pope Bennedict XVI is a pianist.|
You might say that there Mozart thoroughly penetrated our souls, and his music still touches me very deeply, because it is so luminous and yet at the same time so deep. His music is by no means just entertainment; it contains the whole tragedy of human existence.He's also fond of other Germanic composers - the greats: Beethoven and Bach. Here's video of the pope as a younger Cardinal playing Bach.
Here's the former pope performing Schubert's impromptu.
To find out more about the former pope read Benedict And Beethoven: The Outgoing Pope's Musical Life and also Pope Benedict XVI, Mozart and the Quest of Beauty
|Cardinal Ratzinger playing the piano|