Season Concerts

Mozarteumorchester Salzburg & Pablo Heras-Casado

Dec 05, 2023
7:30 PM
Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, Großer Saal
Pillar or Wheelchair space

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Pablo Heras-Casado


  • Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
  • Bachchor Salzburg
  • Pablo Heras-Casado (Conductor)
  • Emily Pogorelc (Soprano)
  • Corinna Scheurle (Alt)
  • Sunnyboy Dladla (Tenor)
  • Ildebrando D´Arcangelo (Bass)


Witold Lutosławski
Musique funèbre à la mémoire de Béla Bartók

Requiem in D minor K. 626

He was only 35 years old: Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, perhaps the most famous composer of all time. On 5 December 1791 at 1 a.m. his heart stopped beating. Only a few days after his death, numerous rumours made the rounds - up to the spectacular theory that the composer had been poisoned. An anonymous visitor had commissioned a funeral mass. Mozart then set about composing his Requiem. It remained a fragment and was completed by his pupil Franz Xaver Süßmayr. On the 232nd anniversary of Mozart's death, the massive work enters into dialogue with the Musique funèbre by the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, a touching funeral music in memory of his Hungarian colleague Béla Bartók.