National Philharmonic: Mozart's Requiem

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8pm

The Music Center

National Philharmonic
Music Center

National Philharmonic
Mozart's Requiem

Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm
Member Encore Q&A

Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Clarinet Concerto in A Major
Requiem in D minor

The genius of Mozart found its last expressions in two works of transcendent beauty and power, each of them an iconic masterpiece in its genre: the Clarinet Concerto (Mozart’s last completed instrumental work) and the Requiem (which remained unfinished at his death). The elegant Clarinet Concerto, completed in October 1791, features some of the most sublime melodies that Mozart ever wrote.

According to Mozart’s wife Constanze, in the last months of his life, when he was beset by illness and financial woes, Mozart received a mysterious commission for a Requiem Mass from an anonymous patron. In his confused state of mind, Mozart believed he was composing a Requiem for his own death. He worked feverishly, literally racing against time, but the work remained unfinished at the time of his death.

Kids 7-17 Free

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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

Mozart Requiem