Sat 31 Oct 2020
8:30pm | St. Stephen's Cathedral
Cornelia Horak, soprano
Christa Ratzenböck, alto
Gernot Heinrich, tenor
Wolfgang Bankl, bass
Gerald Wirth, conductor
W. A. Mozart, Requiem (KV 626)
W. A. Mozart's Requiem will be performed traditionally and appropriately around All Saints' Day in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral. Mozart’s Requiem is one of the best and most moving pieces classical music has to offer. The myths surrounding Mozart's last composition contribute to the incredible appeal of this masterpiece. The Requiem is filled with the strong emotions that come to man in the face of death: Fear, anger, despair, sadness, hope, consolation.
During his lifetime and after his death, Mozart was associated with St. Stephen's Cathedral in several ways: He married Constanze Weber here, had two of his children baptized and a few months before his death, Mozart applied for the position of music director adjunct at St. Stephen's. Mozart's name can be found both in the record of his death and in the cathedral's Book of Death Fees.
The ensemble ZusammenKlänge performs the Mozart Requiem in St. Stephen's Cathedral to support the cathedral. It is composed of students from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) and the Music and Art Private University Vienna (MUK). In the ensemble ZusammenKlänge they are united by the joy of making music together.