Pope Francis names his favourite pianist

Pope Francis names his favourite pianist


norman lebrecht

July 09, 2015

‘I love Mozart performed by Clara Haskil,’ the Pope tells a colloquium of Catholic journos. ‘Mozart fulfils me. But I cannot think about his music; I have to listen to it.’

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  • Neven P says:

    Good taste in music! I love Clara’s Mozart, too. Wonder who Benedict’s favorite pianist is…

    • Angela Rodion says:

      I couldn’t tell you. I suspect his favourite recording is “Hans Klebnemeyer yodels Beethoven” though.

    • William Safford says:

      I don’t know, but I once listened to a nice recording of a Schubert mass, conducted by Pope Benedict’s brother, Georg Ratzinger.

  • Venny says:

    Tchaikovsky lived and said Mozart as his Musical Christ.
    Said same as Pope said now.

  • Venny says:

    Tchaikovsky LOVED !

  • Rosana Martins says:

    Pope Francis shows excellent taste in pianists. Very knowledgeable.

  • Erwin Poelstra says:

    If only God had given her good health instead of all these debilitating diseases…she was often in great pain. But her Mozart was divine indeed.

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    These are legendary performances by a wonderful, truly wonderful pianist. Good choice!