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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000073.txt from 1999/01

From: (David Yee)
Subj: Re: [kl] On playing music for God
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 20:57:26 -0500

Dan Leeson's quote, reproduced below, is also one of my favorites
(perhaps because Bach and Mozart are my favorite composers). To give
credit where it is due, I have always believed that the Swiss theologian
Karl Barth was the source of this quote. Any confirmation or correction
would be appreciated!

David Yee

On Sun, 3 Jan 1999 09:55:39 -1300 "Dan Leeson:"
<> writes:
>Tony Pay's story about Haydn's music and his belief that God would
>figure it out, reminds me of another heart grabbing tale with the
>same basic idea. It goes like this:
> When the angels play for God, they play Bach.
> But when they play for themselves, the play Mozart.
>One of my favorites.
>Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
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