“Since death is the true final purpose of our lives, I have, over the past few years, made myself familiar with this true, best friend of humanity, so that its image is no longer frightening to me, instead it is very much calming and comforting to me”. — LETTER FROM W.A. MOZART TO HIS FATHER LEOPOLD
Mozart composed this Messa da Requiem in D minor in 1791, the last year of his life. In actual fact, he only carried out two thirds of the work before death caught up with him. His wife Constanze was unable to reimburse the advance received for this work and so asked Joseph Eybler and Franz Xaver Susmayr to continue the task in keeping with the style of Mozart, who had left instructions. It was a successful gamble because the work, which gives the feeling that it was originally composed by a man spending his last moments on the Earth, went on to become an emblematic masterpiece.
After such a long break, this concert aims to be a moment of pause, sharing and remembrance, dedicated to all the people directly or indirectly affected by the health crisis.