Mozart's ‘Requiem’ with Philippe Herreweghe

Philippe Herreweghe, Katharina Konradi, Sophie Harmsen, Ilker Arcayürek, Jarrett Ott, Collegium Vocale Gent
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Thu 10.10.2024 - Sat 12.10.2024
Thu 10.10.24
Sat 12.10.24

With the brief Schicksalslied, Johannes Brahms composed one of the highlights of Romantic choral music, evoking the tragic atmosphere of a poem where Hölderlin sings of destiny in a few words. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart unintentionally created his own requiem mass: he wrote the Requiem upon the request of an anonymous commissioner but passed away before its completion. Based on Mozart's notes, his pupil Frans Xavier Süssmayr prepared the iconic masterpiece for eternity, featuring unmistakable echoes of Bach's contrapuntal virtuosity and the influence of Händel. Honorary conductor Philippe Herreweghe is globally recognized for this period. Alongside the Collegium Vocale Gent, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra prepares for an undoubtedly memorable tour across various Flemish cities.


Brahms Schicksalslied, opus 54

Mozart Requiem in D minor, KV 626 (Süssmayr version)