Monday, September 06, 2010

The Power of Music


December 25, 1947

"The directors have gone to some trouble to give Christmas Day some special quality for us...for the first time after two and a half years, I heard Bach and Beethoven: a cantata, and the 'Gloria' from the Missa Solemnis. At first it was almost unbearable, but then a perfect calm came over me..."

- Albert Speer, diary entry during the early years of his imprisonment in Spandau Prison, serving a 20-year sentence. [Speer, Albert (1976), Spandau: The Secret Diaries, New York and Toronto: Macmillan]



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