Tag Archives: W.A. Mozart

Yet another reason to appreciate Papa Ganganelli!

Did you know that Pope Clement XIV, in addition to suppressing the Jesuits in 1773, made Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a knight of the Order of the Golden Spur on 4 July 1770?  A singular papal honor!  By the way, his … Continue reading

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Thinking about Pope Benedict – a lenten Friday papal musical interlude

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 … Continue reading

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