Greetings community of Steemit! This week my work made me relive one of those eternal loves, that no matter how many years pass, they are always present in our hearts, and make us live and love it with the same brightness of that first day.
In the world of symphonic music, this type of compositions are very common, even in our days. They are funeral masses made in Latin for these popular Catholic rites. But what I can assure you is that none is as great and shocking as Mozart’s Requiem.
Mozart is one of the most recognized composers in the history of mankind. His music has transcended time, and despite having lived a short time in this world, he left so many magnificent works that I think we will never tire of touching and versioning it.
Few know that the musician died before concluding his requiem, and that although his student Franz Xaver Süssmayr, did much of the work, absolutely everything was written under the instructions of his Master.
In this video I leave an excerpt from the Requiem of Mozart that has become my favorite moment of the work. It’s about the Kyrie and the Dies Irae. You can not imagine how exciting it is to play this music before the public, singing behind a powerful orchestra and harmonizing with other singers. I really love my work and I love music.
Returning to the subject, it was in January 1793, a couple of years after his death when he premiered his complete Requiem before the public, which had been presented little by little months before in previous concerts.
In this second video we can see Lacrimosa, one of the most intense moments of Mozart’s Requiem. This particular number has been covered by different artists of different genres today, and I never cease to be surprised by the genius that man has of making versions, without damaging the original work of the composer. I highly recommend the Lacrimosa of the band Evanescence. It is amazing to listen to this music in symphonic rockrock version.
To finish this post, I can not say goodbye without leaving them with a complete linen of a concert of this beautiful, intense, sad and exciting symphony of a person considered one of the greatest musicians who has lived on earth. I wish with all my heart that at least once in my life I have the opportunity to live a concert with a symphony orchestra, be it this or that work. But allow yourself the opportunity to appreciate these types of events in your lives. We read in an upcoming post!
This version of Mozart’s Requiem was presented a few years ago by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and my beloved Simón Bolívar National Choir, under the direction of Maestro Gregory Carreño. The stage is the majestic Simón Bolívar Room of our house, the National Center for Social Action for Music in Caracas, Venezuela.