Belgian National Orchestra

‘Mozart Requiem - SOLD OUT’

30 Oct.'20
- 20:00

In memoriam

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Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 was nicknamed Mourning because Haydn felt the Adagio (the third movement in this symphony) was so successful that he wanted it played at his own funeral. However, his wish was not respected upon his death in 1809: instead, Mozart’s Requiem was played.  
A mysterious ambiance surrounds Mozart’s final composition. A grey messenger, seemingly from another world, apparently ordered him to compose a requiem. Mozart worked day and night on this composition but died before he was able to complete it. Other composers, primarily students of Mozart, were charged with completing the requiem by Mozart’s wife. Understandably, she did not wish to repay the messenger’s advance (in reality this messenger was an employee of the eccentric duke Franz von Walsegg) and forego the rest of the promised sum. Mozart’s Requiem is today one of his best-known and most popular compositions, partly due to the success of the film Amadeus, which is based more on Pushkin’s tragedy Mozart and Salieri than on any factual historical material.   

David Reiland

conductor

Katharine Dain

soprano

Sophie Harmsen

alto

Thomas Walker

tenor

Thomas E. Bauer

baritone

Programme
Georg Friedrich Händel

Sinfonia (Esther, HWV 50a)

Joseph Haydn

Symphony, Hob.I:44, "Trauer"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem, KV 626

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

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