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.”
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