Friday, March 05, 2010

The Depth of Man's Spirit

For the past two weeks, in celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Frédéric Chopin, I have selected works by this great composer for the “YouTube clip for a peaceful weekend.”

Perhaps one more for good measure?

Below is the lovely and lush second movement of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1.


On Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI noted Chopin's bicentennial during his general audience. According to the VIS, B16 said (in Polish):

"May the music of this famous Polish composer, who made such a great contribution to the culture of Europe and the world, bring those who listen to him close to God and help them discover the depth of man's spirit."

B16 quote hat-tip: MONKROCK at Twitter

1 comment:

Fran said...

This is lovely Paul. Thank you.

(me from work!)