The opening bars of Mozart’s manuscript of the Requiem

Sunday 11 May 2014


Royal Albert Hall, 7.00pm

Audience tickets from the Royal Albert Hall

Join us at the Royal Albert Hall for one of the all-time choral favourites: Mozart’s Requiem. The timeless appeal of this work is matched only by the unending fascination over the circumstances of its composition.  An unknown visitor having commissioned him to write the work in secret, Mozart began to write, but suffered feverish delusions in which he imagined that the visitor was Death and that the Requiem was for his own funeral. He died from rheumatic fever a few months later with the work incomplete, and the known facts have since been embellished by a good deal of imaginative fiction!

Before the Requiem, enjoy two of Mozart’s best loved orchestral works: the delightful serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik and the lyrical Clarinet Concerto (played on the rare basset-clarinet).

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