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Beirut Chants Festival 2020 - Requiem- W.A. Mozart

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Since Mozart's Requiem was unfinished at the time of his death, it went down in history surrounded by an aura of legends. But aside from all the myths, its beauty remains. A gravely solemn and transcendent piece.The Requiem Mass is one of the oldest musical genres, whose origins date back to the first millennium, with the spread of Christianity and the birth of Gregorian chants in churches. When Mozart began writing his Requiem, he was therefore supported by a long tradition. In addition to Gregorian chants, one of his greatest sources of inspiration was the Requiem by Michael Haydn, younger brother of Joseph, from whom he borrowed the overall structure.Following a long tradition of Requiems, the key of D minor has become the symbol of the afterlife in music. Everything is calculated so that the work resembles death itself: it is both pathetic and terrifying, calm and terrible. Written for four soloists (soprano, contralto, tenor, and bass), choir and symphonic orchestra, Mozart excluded all wind instruments (flute and oboe), considered too joyful, in order to only keep the basset horn, an ancestor of the clarinet, with a more muted sound. Sad and solemn, the orchestra is perfect for a requiem mass, and Mozart’s writing itself is sober, even austere: there are no sparkly effects or virtuosic solos.The spectacular is to be found elsewhere: the choir is enhanced and its power is allowed to be fully felt. In the Dies Irae, the judgment day, a massive storm hits: the terrible voices of the choir show God’s divine wrath coming to man, followed by attempts to soften this anger, and then again cries of terror…Everything trembles in angst, fever and impatience. Mozart’s last composition achieves a point of sublime excellence.

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