He is a graduate of Penn State and Syracuse University. Many of his former students now hold prominent positions in the U. Skip to main content. The Penn State Concert Choir. Image: Alexandra Bush. William Neil, organist. This fine work—undoubtedly the greatest triumph of Vittoria's genius—comprises all the chief divisions of the Mass, except the Sequence, together with the Responsorium, and Lectio; and brings the Plain Chaunt Subjects into prominent relief, throughout.
It was first published, at Madrid, in —the year of its production. The original volume contains one more Movement—'Versa est in luctum'—which has never been reproduced in modern notation; but, as this has now no place in the Roman Funeral Service, its omission is not so much to be regretted. Asola, are included in the same collection, together with a somewhat pretentious work, by Pitoni, which scarcely deserves the enthusiastic eulogium bestowed upon it by Dr.
Three only of its treasures have attained a deathless reputation; but, these are of such superlative excellence, that they may be fairly cited as examples of the nearest approach to sublimity of style that the 19th century has as yet produced. The history of Mozart's last work is surrounded by mysteries which render it scarcely less interesting to the general reader than the Music itself is to the student.
Thanks to the attention drawn to it by recent writers, the narrative is now so well known, that it is needless to do more than allude to those portions of it which tend to assist the critic in his analysis of the Composition. Its outline is simple enough. In the month of July, , Mozart was commissioned to write a Requiem, by a mysterious looking individual, whom, in the weakness consequent upon his failing health and long-continued anxiety, he mistook for a visitant from the other world.
As is known, the sequence may be omitted or recited in the daily low Mass , according to the choice of the celebrant. Enter your search terms. MLA citation. Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. It is marked by a sense of courageous sorrow, but without bleak and tragic undertones.
It is, now, well known that the 'Stranger' was, really, a certain Herr Leutgeb, steward to Graf Franz von Walsegg, a nobleman residing at Stuppach, who, having lately lost his wife, proposed to honour her memory by foisting upon the world, as his own Composition, the finest Funeral Mass his money could procure. This, however, did not transpire until long after Mozart's death. Suspecting no dishonourable intention on the part of his visitor, he accepted the commission; and strove to execute it, with a zeal so far beyond his strength, that worn out with over-work and anxieties, and tormented by the idea that he was writing the Music for his own Funeral, he died while the MS.
His widow, fearing that she might be compelled to refund the money already paid for the work in advance, determined to furnish the 'Stranger' with a perfect copy, at any risk; and, in the hope of accomplishing this desperate purpose, entrusted the MS. Von Eybler, after a few weak attempts, gave up the task in despair. He had watched the progress of the Requiem through each successive stage of its development.
Mozart had played its various Movements to him on the Pianoforte, had sung them with him over and over again, and had even imparted to him his latest ideas on the subject, a few hours, only, before his death.
He did in fact, place in her hands a complete Requiem, which Count Walsegg accepted, in the full belief that it was in Mozart's handwriting throughout. The 'Requiem' and 'Kyrie' were really written by Mozart; but the remainder was skilfully copied from sketches—now generally known as the 'Urschriften'—which, everywhere more or less unfinished, were carefully filled in, as nearly as possible in accordance with the Composer's original intention. The widow kept a transcript of this MS. But, notwithstanding the secrecy with which the affair had been conducted, rumours were already afloat, calculated to throw grave doubts upon the authenticity of the work.
This bold statement, however, did not set the dispute at rest. To follow the ensuing controversy through its endless ramifications would far exceed our present limits. Suffice it to say, that we are now in possession of all the evidence, documentary or otherwise, which seems at all likely to be brought forward on either side. With the assistance of Mozart's widow then Madame von Nissen , Joh. All these publications are still in print, together with another Score, lately published by Messrs. Frey, Susie Gayley, Sharon R.
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It is a remarkable achievement both in conception and execution for such a young musician, especially since composition was really just a second career for Strauss at the time. Appointments at the opera houses of Munich, Bayreuth, and Weimar, as well as a guest visit to conduct the greatest orchestra of the time, the Berlin Philharmonic, all preceded the premiere of Death and Transfiguration in June Throughout his life he remained one of the most highly regarded and sought-after conductors in the world, reaching the pinnacle of his acclaim when he was appointed director of the Vienna Opera in It was at his first conducting post that Strauss met Alexander Ritter, an artistic jack-of-alltrades who made his living as a violinist, but also considered himself a poet and composer.
Ritter introduced Strauss to the operas of Wagner, and Strauss was overwhelmed. Once Strauss made the inevitable discovery of Tristan and the Ring, however, they proved a decisive influence on his work as a composer and conductor. Ritter also convinced the young composer that a literary idea could inspire an instrumental work, and Strauss responded with a series of brilliant symphonic or tone poems for orchestra.
Death and Transfiguration was the third of these, following Macbeth and Don Juan The sick man lies in his bed breathing heavily and irregularly in his sleep. Friendly dreams bring a smile to his face; his sleep grows lighter; he awakens. Fearful pains once more begin to torture him, fever shakes his body.
The fatal hour arrives.
The soul leaves his body, to discover in the eternal cosmos the magnificent realization of the ideal which could not be fulfilled here below. It is divided into four sections.
The second section, in a faster tempo, is a vivid and violent portrayal of his suffering. This ultimate, painful struggle ends in death, signified by a stroke of the gong. It was first heard in that version in the Viennese suburb of Wiener-Neustadt on December 14, The score calls for two basset horns, two bassoons, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, organ, and strings. Duration is about 50 minutes. Pinchas Zukerman conducted the last performance of the Requiem on November , In early July , while he was busy composing The Magic Flute, Mozart received a letter testifying to the glories of his music and alerting him that he would be having a visitor with a proposal on the following day.
The letter was unsigned. Despite the somewhat foreboding mystery surrounding this venture, Mozart was in serious financial straits just then and the money offered was generous, so he accepted the commission and promised to begin as soon as possible. She had been in the local spa town of Baden since the beginning of June, trying to preserve what little health she had left after nine years of almost constant pregnancy since her marriage to Wolfgang in , and Mozart went to bring her back to the city and to her doctors in mid-July. Mozart worked on the Requiem as time allowed.
When they returned to Vienna, Schickaneder pressed Mozart to put the final touches on The Magic Flute, which was first staged on September 30th. On November 17th, with the Requiem far from finished, he took to his bed and was treated by Dr. He begs me, exhorts me, and then commands me to work.