Giuseppe Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Although Requiem was a religious work, it was presented more in concert halls than in churches. Giuseppe Verdi wrote the famous Requiem in honour of his close friend, Alessandro Manzoni, the great Italian poet, writer, and humanist, who died in 1873. It is a powerful fusion of intense drama and passion, with moments of reverent simplicity. Verdi conducted the first performance at St. Mark's Church in Milan on May 22, 1874, the first anniversary of Manzoni's death. Revolutionary composition Verdi's Requiem has been revolutionary in two respects: First, because while the traditional requiem is a prayer of the living for the dead, Verdi's work was a function as much for the living as for the dead. As Verdi would expect, it's a dramatic, theatrical play. Written for four solo voices (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass) with full choir and orchestra, it follows the typical Roman Catholic Latin mass for the dead. The "libretto" certainly comes from the dram

Mozart - Introduction

Sign with Mozart's name

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the gods’ favorite. After all this means the one of his names “Amadeus”. Today he is undoubtedly people’s favorite. His works, structured with the precious essences of the style of classicism, occupied from the moment of their creation a special place in the mind and heart of music fans.

The perfect application of the rules, combined with unique ingenuity, which is implemented in beautiful melodies, benefited Mozart’s works with the rare ability to provoke the immediate delight of even the most unsuspecting listener.

The music that came out of his fertile and inexhaustible imagination has a date of birth, but it does not have a date of death. It’s poetic specifications, the spontaneity of the musical discourse and the immediacy of its functionality are gifts of appreciation and acceptance unscathed from time.

Mozart has not been an innovator nor has he claimed the anointing of musical visionary. But what he signed, he donated by harmony insurmountable and with perfection of form and content, gifts worthy of his genius. The musical world would certainly be less bright and less rich without its own, short in duration, but large on offer, passing through the earth.

(George B. Monemvasitis)