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Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

Saturday, April 13, 2019,

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  • Location: Blair School of Music, Ingram Hall • 2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212

Saturday, April 13

8 p.m.

Ingram Hall

Vanderbilt Chorale and Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir

and Vanderbilt University Orchestra

Tucker Biddlecombe, director

Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

Mozart's Requiem is a choral masterpiece whose genesis is shrouded in mystery, making the piece all the more fascinating and emotionally stirring. It was in early July 1791 that an “unknown, gray stranger” turned up at the composer’s door with an anonymous commission. Mozart, musing that he was writing his own requiem, died aged 35 on December 5, 1791, before he could complete the work. He wrote only the Requiem and Kyrie movements, and the Requiem was completed by his student Süssmayer. While it’s not known exactly how much of the work is Mozart’s, perhaps we should give Beethoven the final word on the matter: “If Mozart did not write the music, then the man who wrote it was a Mozart.”

Presented with gratitude to Martha Ingram for her generous support of the Blair School, made in memory of Kenneth Schermerhorn to honor his 22 years as conductor of the Nashville Symphony

This event is free and open to the public. Parking for this event is available for free in West Garage (2500 Children's Way) through the Children's Way entrance.