Requiem - W.A. Mozart

Kirill Petrenko, Conductor, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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Though it remained unfinished, Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most influential scores of music history. By integrating Gregorian chorales and Handelian fugue themes into his music, the composer was a forerunner of nineteenth-century historicism. At the time, the work was regularly performed at large social events, having a lasting effect on the image of Mozart during this period. The instrumentation that included basset horns but no flutes, oboes, or horns anticipated the reduced orchestral scorings of composers like Stravinsky. Mozart thus created a masterpiece that continually radiated its influence toward the future and whose power and emotional poignancy still take our breath away today.

Photo that shows Petrenko 130418 054 C Rittershaus. © Monika Rittershaus
© Monika Rittershaus


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D minor, K. 626

With German and English supertitles.

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