Wofgang Amadeus Mozart. Requiem in D minor, K. 626
As Lithuania marks the Mourning and Hope Day, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra will perform one of the most remarkable musical compositions ever written, Requiem for four soloists, chorus and symphony orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791). Started in his final years, the score was unfinished at the composer's death and therefore is shrouded in mystery and legend. One of the stories claims that while writing the mass Mozart had a premonition of death and believed he was actually composing a Requiem for his own funeral. As his health was deteriorating, the composer asked his pupils to finish the score. Drawing on Mozart's drafts, notes and style of his other compositions, the work was completed after the great musician's death. Mozart's Requiem is a reflection on human frailty, a journey through life and feelings we experience.
Tonight the performance of Mozart's Requiem brings together soprano Vida Miknevičiūtė, mezzo-soprano Milda Tubelytė, who are both members of German opera companies, tenor Edgaras Davidovičius and one of the most promising Lithuanian basses of younger generation, Raimundas Juzuitis.