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Pope will hear Beethoven's 9th performed at La Scala

Catholic World News - May 04, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI will attend a performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at La Scala opera house during his coming visit to Milan.

The Holy Father will be in Milan for the World Encounter of Families. He will attend the concert, directed by Daniel Barenboim, on June 1.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - May. 06, 2012 12:37 PM ET USA

    If I am past 80, and the Lord still gives me opportunities for licit pleasure, may it be so... How much more for the man for whom the Church has become a sacred burden.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - May. 04, 2012 6:43 PM ET USA

    Although the 9th is Beethoven's most popular, it is not his best. Moreover, Schiller's libretto "An der Freude" (pardon if I misspell) is the kind of secular humanist BS (basic silliness) that, by bypassing the Christian view, deluded the nineteenth century into thinking they could save the world without Christ or the Church. But it's fun to listen to, even if it is the dickens to sing.

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