“the way mercy sounds . . .”

Novelist Richard Powers wrote that Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto sounds the way mercy would sound.

Francis Spofford mentions Powers’ comment in his article in the Guardian – The trouble with atheists: a defense of faith.

Spofford write that the Clarinet Concerto  “. . . offers a strong, absolutely calm rejoicing, but it does not pretend there is no sorrow. On the contrary, it sounds as if it comes from a world where sorrow is perfectly ordinary, but still there is more to be said.”

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