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Requiem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

One of the most poignant works from the sacred repertoire, magnified by over two centuries of legend.

Philippe Herreweghe © Michel Hendrickx

Cast

Emőke Baráth soprano
Eva Zaïcik alto
Maximilian Schmitt tenor
Florian Boesch baritone

Philippe Herreweghe direction
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
Collegium Vocale Gent

First part 
Mozart Symphony No. 41 K.551 « Jupiter »

Sung in latin

Probably no work has ever left such a profoundly disturbing legacy, magnified by over two centuries of legend. The circumstances surrounding the composition of the Requiem are shrouded in romantic mystery. We now know that the work was commissioned by Count Walsegg, a widower and music lover, who wanted Mozart to write a funeral mass in memory of his wife. We also know that the work, which he probably began to write in the autumn of 1791, was interrupted by the death of the musician and was completed by his pupils Eybler and Süssmayer. Philippe Herreweghe is a master craftsman of choral singing. His quartet of soloists and the members of the Collegium Vocale Gent will certainly deliver this iconic work with feeling.

Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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