Friday, May 20, 2011

Chiswick Choir: Mozart, 1791 – His Last Year

On April 9, 2011, I was finally able to return to singing with my choir, the Chiswick Choir, after a break in 2010, and participate in the concert entitle:  Mozart, 1791- His Last Year.

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1791 saw the composition of four of Mozart's most sublime works; the Clarinet Concerto, the opera La Clemenza di Tito (The Mercy of Titus), the singspiel Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and his unfinished Requiem Mass. It is well known that Mozart's widow, Constanze, took pains to have the Requiem completed in order to receive the promised fee. Two full concert performances of the opera were given in her own 'benefit' concerts, with all the musicians and singers donating their services.

The evening's program included:

*  The La Clemenza di Tito (excerpts)
*  Missa da Requiem

My entourage for this evening's concert included the Budman, Confused Swiss, and Martini.  Thanks guys for the support!

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