Music Expert Richard Lesueur Discusses Mozart's Requiem: An Unfinished Masterpiece

Sunday January 17, 2010: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor was composed in Vienna in 1791, during the last year of the composer's life. The requiem was his last composition and is one of his most popular and respected works, although the question of how much of the music Mozart managed to complete before his death and how much was later composed by Franz Xaver Sussmayr is much debated. Richard LeSueur, retired music specialist at the Ann Arbor District Library, will discuss the music of the Requiem as well as debunk some of the long standing myths about the creation of the work. Musical examples will be played to highlight the lecture. This event offers a preview of The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's January 23 Mozart Birthday Bash Concert at Hill Auditorium. PLEASE NOTE: The location of this event has been changed to the Pittsfield Branch.