Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican newspaper pays tribute to composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Catholic World News - September 15, 2011

L’Osservatore Romano has praised the “Shakespeare Sonnets” of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), a leading guitar composer who left Italy for the United States in 1939 amid increasing persecution of Jews.

“He, like so many other composers, escaped the Nazi-Fascist racism and prejudice by fleeing to the United States,” writes Marcello Filotei. “It was an unfortunate event for him but not for his music, which was enriched by the stimulation and eventually became an exceptional medley of styles.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($27,707 to go):
$150,000.00 $122,292.96
18% 82%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed 0 hours ago
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? 4 hours ago
The Complexity of Reforming Religious Communities December 17
Speaking Softly to Women Religious December 16
In showdown with American sisters, the Vatican blinked December 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - 24 hours ago