Mozart's Mass in C

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

In honor of the Mostly Mozart festival now underway in New York, this week's show is mostly Mozart. You’ll hear Mozart's Mass in C, conducted by the festival's music director Louis Langree.

Unlike many other works of Mozart, the Mass in C was not a commission but a work the composer wrote for his own pleasure.

Clues from letters have led many scholars to believe that Mozart wrote the piece partially in thanksgiving to God, possibly because of personal events like his marriage to Constanze Weber. It is still considered one of his greatest works for chorus and orchestra.

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Comments [1]

David from Manhattan

I love this work. Though this is heresy, I prefer it to his Requiem.

Aug. 01 2010 11:43 PM

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