Klarafestival

‘C-moll Messe - Mozart’

28 Mar.'21
- 15:00

Les Musiciens du Louvre - Marc Minkowski

Mozart's Mass in C minor, like his Requiem, was unfinished. Yet it is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the religious repertoire. No firm reason has been attributed, but it is likely that Mozart wrote the mass in thanks for his marriage to Constanze. Then again, its exuberant character can be interpreted as a reaction to the rift with Archbishop Colloredo, who imposed restrictions on Mozart's church music compositions. Its complex contrapuntal passages show that Mozart had made a comprehensive study of Bach's music. For that reason, Les Musiciens du Louvre link two cantatas by the German grandmaster to the mass.

Marc Minkowski
conductor
Ana Maria Labin
soprano
Ambroisine Bré
soprano
Owen Willetts
alto
Valerio Contaldo
tenor
Norman Patzke
bass
Constance Malta-Bey
ripienist
Léa Frouté
ripienist
Sophie Garbisu
ripienist
François Pardailhé
ripienist
Hugo Santos
ripienist
Sydney Fierro
ripienist

Vocal music

Cycle

2020-2021

Grand Vocal

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Co-production

In the framework of

  • The European Galas