Mozart finished composing the Requiem in his deathbed, the legend recalls. But beyond all the myths, the beauty of the work remains. Serious, solemn, transcendent.
Here is what Mozart writes to his father Leopold, four years before writing the Requiem:
“As death […] is the last stage of our life, I have been acquainted for some years with this best and true friend of man, so that his image not only has nothing for me scary but is rather something reassuring and consoling. ”
This calm, at a moment where death was approaching, we find it throughout the Requiem, a choral mass for the dead that oscillates between terrible accents and tender melodies, soothing and melancholic.
The last year of his life, 1791, Mozart spent it seriously ill. Convinced to have been poisoned with Aqua Tofana (a very slow poison) and feeling his end near, this was perhaps his own Requiem – his own tribute, his last confidence.
The soloists on these evenings will be:
Soprane: Aurélie Moreels
Alto: Caroline de Mahieu
Tenor: Gilles Van der Linden
Bass: Emmanuel Junk
The choirs and the orchestra “Camerata Vocal and Instrumental” will be under the direction of Philippe De Clerck.
Booking through this link.
Price: from 20-40 Eur.