One of the last complete works that Wolfgang Mozart wrote was his Clarinet Concerto in A (K. 622).
There is a lovely symmetry in this being one of Pope Benedict’s favorite works of his favorite composer.
Since I was a bit down this morning, and since some of you may be too, I thought this would be an uplifting treat. If you have never heard this concerto before, you really need to take 28:31 and listen. Everyone ought to know this work. How does one get through life not knowing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto?