Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Jesus, this is your line"

The politics behind the Oberammergau Passion Play in the 21st century.
"The former pastor asked me to pay him a visit when I became director for the first time," says Stückl. "I had cast a friend as Judas."

The friend was a Protestant.

The priest played various records, with music by Mendelssohn, Bach and Mozart. Which music did Christian like the most, he asked?

Bach, Stückl replied without hesitation. And that's exactly where the problem begins, the pastor replied. Bach, a Protestant, refused salvation. The music of Mendelssohn, a Jew, could offer no salvation. A true Catholic, the pastor said, could only love Mozart. Now that, he said, was the music of salvation.

Read the whole article. Not to be missed bits include the tale of Mad King Ludwig and the gift spoons.

1 comment:

Jingles said...

Well i personally feel that Mozart would be the best option for you. You should try to consider it.