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Mozart Requiem K626 - A New Completion by Michael Finnissy Event

19:00, 26 November 2011
Church of St Michael & All Angels Victoria Road Brighton BN1 3FU
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For more information regarding this event, please telephone Louise Johnson on 023 8059 8424 or email

Event details

Brighton premiere with a pre-performance talk at 6pm.

In December 1791 Mozart died, leaving five of the fourteen sections of the Requiem unwritten or incomplete. This new completion envisions a bridge existing between 1791 and the ‘New Classicism’ proposed during the 1920s, and in no small way indebted to Mozart, by Busoni and others. On that bridge, between Mozart and Busoni stand the figures of Schubert, Beethoven, Bruckner, Schoenberg.

Conducted by Michael Finnissy, with Matthew Brook (bass-baritone) as Mozart.

Specially-assembled choir and orchestra: guest principals, University of Southampton Music Department staff and students, and members of Southampton University Symphony Orchestra.

This is the second performance of this completion.  The world premiere will take place on Sunday 20 November in Southampton (please see separate event for details).

Tickets are available from Turner Sims’ box office
023 8059 5151;
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 concessions)

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