January 22nd, 2006

"Реквием" Моцарта

Давно, путешествуя по журналу, нашла этот текст.

Count Franz Walsegg-Stuppach was the person responsible for the commission of the Requeim. His very young wife had died in Feburary 1791; and a large statue of her was also commissioned as a memorial. The Requeim was to be composed for his own personal use; and would be performed at yearly memorial Masses in his wife's honor. Count Walsegg was a talented musician who had the habit of hiring composers to write pieces of music, then rewrite the music in his hand and play it to friends as his own (see the parallel with Amadeus' storyline). Collapse )