Via Media

Via Media

Papal piano

Apparently on RAI (the national Italian TV network) today, after they broadcast the Angelus, they showed a little video of Pope on Vacation, walking around, writing, and, in a first, images of Ratzinger as Pope playing the piano:

More here via the Forum.

Apparently the video is a product of CTV, the Vatican television service. It’s been made available to anyone who wants to broadcast it. I’ll let you know if it makes it online.It’s not at the CTV site, and who expects it to? The last archived material up there is from March…

It might be here, although I’m not sure – it’s a link to a regular-length newscast, and a thread I attempted to read (it was in Italian) indicated it was on this. But no promises.

Comments read comments(9)
post a comment

posted July 16, 2006 at 1:07 pm

Question is, people: what’s the score he’s playing from?

report abuse

Tim Ferguson

posted July 16, 2006 at 1:19 pm

“Tiger Rag”

report abuse

Estefanía S.

posted July 16, 2006 at 2:30 pm

I wonder if there is an actual video of him around playing the piano…
Thanks 😀

report abuse

chris K

posted July 16, 2006 at 2:39 pm

“Oh, when the saints…come marchin in..”

report abuse


posted July 16, 2006 at 3:21 pm

Perhaps P. Lombardi can consult with the folks at YouTube etc. about the problems involved in getting video on the Web.

report abuse

Dan Crawford

posted July 16, 2006 at 3:23 pm

Looks like Mozart – too many notes.

report abuse


posted July 16, 2006 at 3:34 pm

Just as many as there ought to be. :)
I’d be quite amused if Papa were to bust out Take Five. Just not anywhere near a GIA hymnal.

report abuse

Ray from MN

posted July 16, 2006 at 4:37 pm

Hilary, from “The Devout Life”, who I think is the one who works for LifeSiteNews, found an older 2 minutes French clip with an interview with Father George Ratzinger with maybe only 30 seconds of video of Cardinal Ratzinger with a minor error at the end of a Mozart work.
I linked to it:

report abuse


posted July 16, 2006 at 7:08 pm

Yes, it’s in the link Amy provided, about 9 min 30 secs into it.

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to ...

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But ...

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and ...

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No? about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling ...

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.