Concert | Mozart – Requiem | Santa Maria de Guía

A choir made up of more than 100 people will offer Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ on Friday, April 5, in the Church of Santa María de Guía, at 20:30.
Súbito Koral will join their voices with those of the Lausanne University Choir to perform one of the most emblematic works of the Austrian composer.

The ‘Requiem Mass’ in D minor K. 626 is based on the Latin texts for the requiem, the Catholic liturgical act celebrated after the death of a person. This is the nineteenth and last mass written by the composer , who died in 1791, before finishing it. In fact, it was the musician Franz Xavier Süsmayr who finished it following the instructions of an already ill Mozart.

This is the last work he composed, considered one of the most important in his entire catalogue, not only for its musical quality, but also for the legend that is associated with this work. Mozart wrote a lot of sacred music, although almost all of it during the period he spent at the Salzburg court, since in Vienna he alone composed the Mass in C minor KV 427 and this magnificent Requiem.

Mozart’s genius is also evident in his religious music, in which he fused all the styles of the time and captured religious sentiment in a very particular way, separating it from any institution and transforming it into pure music.

The requiem constitutes, without a doubt, the culmination of his artistic talent and mastery of his craft as a composer, and establishes him as one of the most important musicians of all time.

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Apr 05 2024


8:30 pm


Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria
Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

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