About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Mozart and Grieg at Hamburgs Laeiszhalle.
Experience the great choir and orchestra concert in Hamburg! The Requiem by W. А. Mozart has been one of the most popular pieces of church music for over 200 years. At the same time, the event shines with breathtaking sonority — the combination of concert hall, choir and orchestra gives the performance a unique expressiveness.
With the Ensemble Polisono under the direction of conductor Volker Hedtfeld and the Karl Forster Choir, experienced musicians are on stage.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated — Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart 'posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.
- Grieg, Edvard – Holberg Suite, Op. 41
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Requiem in d‐Moll (1791)