That Mozart’s last work was a Requiem for the dead is remarkable: that he should die whilst composing it has made it the stuff of legends. It is powerful music – sometimes full of dread, always humanity.
Just 36 years after Mozart was buried in an unmarked grave 20,000 people lined the streets of Vienna for Beethoven’s funeral procession. We recreate this event with a rare performance of the music heard that day.
This concert will end at approximately 6pm.