s Requiem – Collegium Vocale Gent

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

10/06/2013 — 17:00
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan | Tokyo | BE

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791):
Requiem KV626

Sunhae Im _soprano_
Kristina Hammarström _alto_
Benjamin Hulett _tenor_
Johannes Weisser _bass_

*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Philippe Herreweghe

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Requiem

*Requiem*

In the last year of his life and short of funds, Mozart accepted an anonymous commission to write a requiem mass. Mozart enthusiastically threw himself into the project, only to put it aside to work on the opera La Clemenza di Tito and to travel to Prague to perform The Magic Flute. Back in Vienna, an exhausted Mozart realized that he would not finish “his” requiem. In late November he put the first eight bars of the moving Lacrimosa movement on paper, and two weeks later he died, leaving unfinished one of the most enthralling pieces of music of all time.