American Choral Review Archive

Volume 26, No. 2 (Special Issue)

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Mozart's Requiem: History and Performance

by Floyd Slotterback

ABSTRACT:

This study was written for the performer, and its discussion...

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ABSTRACT:

This study was written for the performer, and its discussion is guided by the principal questions and problems of performance. But here, perhaps more than for any other work of the choral literature, the performer has to have the history of the score in mind. The history of the Requiem is manifold. If we consider the evolution of Mozart's creative career leading to this, his last composition, we must single out from his nineteen Masses above all the great C-Minor Mass which, like the Requiem, was left unfinished.

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