Mozart’s famous Requiem in D minor was performed complete for the first time 219 years ago.
The masterpiece was composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer’s death. A completion by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who had anonymously commissioned the piece for a requiem Mass to commemorate the February 14 anniversary of his wife’s death… (more)
Listen to the Requiem conducted by Sir Georg Solti here:
“The damage has been done and this machine
has begun, on a path of destruction
We need the medicine to reverse
whats been done, before this disease
has destroyed everything we know
All we need is a reason
All we need is here
Right inside us all”
Charles Dickens with his two daughters, 1869.