Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis Pärt : Salve Regina Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam B. Britten, first part Mozart: Requiem
With Stavanger Symphony Choir Conductor: Benjamin Bayl Soloists: TBA
The Mozart Requiem is considered to be one of Mozart's most sublime works, with iconic status, even though the composer left it unfinished in his deathbed.
The Count Franz von Walsegg lost his wife early 1791, and he decided to commission a requiem mass from Mozart. The commission was arranged via a messenger, so Mozart accepted the job without knowing who was the patron. After working on the Requiem through October and November, Mozart fell ill and died without completing it. Mozart's widow, needing money, arranged for several other composers, most notably Franz Xaver Süssmayr, to complete the work in order to gain the remainder of the sum Walsegg had promised. The Count eventually received a complete Requiem, which he tried to pass off as his own composition, which he did with many works he commissioned from different composers – who was paid well!
Mozart intended to compose some "higher form of church music", and whoever completed this masterpiece, Mozart's desire was undoubtedly fulfilled.
- Last Updated: 03/23/2017
- Source: Region Stavanger
Friday, April 7, 2017
SSO: Mozarts Requiem
- April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017