Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Foreword by John Updike.
One of this century's most prominent theologians writes on one of the great passions of his life—Mozart and his music. The four brief essays in this book, some biographical, others personal applications, were originally published in German in 1956 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mozart's birth.
Karl Barth, never the world's most orthodox theologian, released a small number of monographs on Mozart during his life, culminating in a keynote speech at a Salzburg festival honoring Mozart's 200th birthday. Eerdmans reprinted the lot of them not long after the festival. So what is it, exactly, that a theologian, no matter how unorthodox, would have to say about one of history's greatest iconoclasts?
Barth makes the argument that Mozart was qu...more