Mainly Mozart’s Closing Night 2022: Requiem

Mainly Mozart’s Closing Night 2022: Requiem

Date: June 18, 2022 7:30 pm

Venue: Surf Cup Sports Park


Mainly Mozart’s Closing Night 2022: Requiem

Mozart: Requiem (Levin version)

Featuring the San Diego Master Chorale

The Requiem in D minor, K. 626, is a requiem mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791). Mozart composed part of the Requiem in Vienna in late 1791, but it was unfinished at his death on 5 December the same year. A completed version dated 1792 by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who commissioned the piece for a requiem service on 14 February 1792 to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of his wife Anna at the age of 20 on 14 February 1791. Walsegg probably intended to pass the Requiem off as his own composition, as he is known to have done with other works. This plan was frustrated by a public benefit performance for Mozart’s widow Constanze. She was responsible for a number of stories surrounding the composition of the work, including the claims that Mozart received the commission from a mysterious messenger who did not reveal the commissioner’s identity, and that Mozart came to believe that he was writing the requiem for his own funeral.

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Del Mar, CA 92014

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