Mozart’s “Requiem” is fraught with questions and emotions: the expressive depth of its music, sorrow at the great composer’s early death, truth and legend, fragments and attempts to complete the work. The surviving manuscript reflects its dramatic history: Mozart’s handwriting often appears on the same page as inscriptions by Süssmayr and others. One corner of a page with Mozart’s final musical thoughts was later stolen, but an old photograph bears witness to it. This high-quality new facsimile presents each page individually trimmed to convey a vivid impression of the original. Besides a detailed description of the manuscript by Günter Brosche, the volume contains a Foreword by Christoph Wolff depicting the work’s genesis. A splendid addition to any collector's library!
Facsimile of the autograph score held in the Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek). Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Gunter Brosche. Half-leather binding. Baerenreiter Facsimile. Facsimile, KV 626. Language: English, German. 235 pages. Item Number: BA.BVK2346 - ISBN 978-3-7618-2346-0.