Meeting Mozart - Meeting di Rimini

Meeting Mozart

 

‘For some great spirits of our time – as for millions of other ordinary men and women – the encounter with Mozart represented a contact with a mysteriously significant presence. Without making any pointless attempt to penetrate the mystery of genius, they have tried to express in words that which his works to some extent make visible, encounterable, for everyone. That is why the Meeting exhibition wishes to offer visitors a chance to get to know Mozart not only from a biographic and historic/musical point of view but also through the interpretation that two prominent thinkers of our century, Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Karl Barth, have given of his work, in the light of the Christian faith. Mozart’s music – which visitors will be able to listen to insi-de the stand and on other occasions during Meeting ’91 – will be accompanied by the illuminating commentary taken from the works of the two great theolo-gians. The exhibition centres, principally, on the evidence of Mozart’s music. The main section is in fact composed of Meeting ’91 – it will be possible to watch and listen to the performance of some of Mozart’s most outstanding pie-ces (Requiem in D minor – the Magic Flute). The second section of the exhibition focuses on a collection of test of Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Karl Barth which enable visitors to grasp the more profound. Christian nucleus, present in all the music of the great Salzburg composer. The third and last section re-constructs a brief biographical journey which enables visitors to put into perspective the music pieces, so authoritatively annotated, in the context of the age and artistic events of W. A. Mozart.’