s Requiem – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


26/08/2016 — 17:30
Royal Albert Hall | London | BE

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791):
*Per questa bella mano K.612*
*Clarinet concerto K.622*
*Requiem K.626*

Lucie Crowe _soprano_
Barbara Kozelj _alto_
Jeremy Ovenden _tenor_
Neal Davis _bass_
Akos Acs _clarinet_
*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Budapest Festival Orchetsra
Ivan Fischer



In the last year of his life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart accepted an anonymous commission to write a requiem mass. He enthusiastically threw himself into the project, then set it aside to work on the opera _La Clemenza di Tito_ and to travel to Prague for a concert. 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_ section on paper. Two weeks later he died, leaving the Requiem unfinished, yet it remains one of the most enthralling pieces of music of all time.