The Australian Chamber Choir is offering patrons of 3MBS a chance to win a double pass to The Mozart Requiem on Sunday 22nd April 2018, at 3pm.

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Australian Chamber Choir
Melbourne Baroque Orchestra
Directed by Douglas LawrenceLarge Mozart Requiem

One of the most popular choral works, Mozart’s Requiem, is rarely heard using the instruments of the composer’s time, which gives the orchestral sound quite a different timbre. For example, the basset horns known to Mozart have a plaintive quality similar to an alto voice and completely different in sound from the instrument as it was revived in the early 20th century by Richard Strauss.

Written during the final weeks of the composer’s life for a patron who wished to remain anonymous, this unfinished work is shrouded in mystery. Possibly the most exciting scene in the 1984 film Amadeus portrays a bedridden Mozart dictating the Confutatis to Antonio Salieri.  In order to collect the sizeable fee for the commissioning of the work, Mozart’s destitute widow, Constanze had Franz Xaver Süssmayr complete the work in secret.

Performance time
Palestrina Stabat Mater : 9 minutes
Mozart Rquiem: 53 minutes

 

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