Friday, January 27, 2012

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) - "Requiem in D minor" K.626

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Musicologie presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart trough the listening of one "Requiem " to celebrate his birthday on January 27, 1756...
Requiem in D minor K.626 
1. Recordare: 
Recordare, Jesu pie,
Quod sum causa tuae viae,
Ne me perdas illa die,
Quaerens me, sedisti lassus,
Redemisti Crucem passus,
Tantus labor non sit cassus,
Juste judex ultionis
Donum fac remissionis
Ante diem rationis.
Ingemisco tamquam reus
Culpa rubet vultus meus
Supplicanti parce, Deus.
Qui Mariam absolvisti,
Et latronem exaudisti
Mihi quoque spem dedisti
Preces meae non sunt dignae.
Sed tu bonus fac benigne,
Ne perenni cremer igne
Inter oves locum praesta,
Et ab haedis me sequestrà,
Statuens in parte dextra. 
2. Confutatis:
Confutatis maledictis
Flammis acribus addictis
Voca me cum benedictis
Oro supplex et acclinis
Oro, suplicante e prostrado
Cor contritum quasi cinis
Gere curam mei finis.
3. Lacrimosa:
Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born on January 27, 1756 and died December 5, 1791, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. 
Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. 
He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. 
The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years...

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