except for the first four minutes, Mozart only sketched out fragments before his death in October 1791; these were completed by many authors
the most performed version is by Mozart's assistant Franz Xaver Süßmayr, who chose to recycle the Requiem aeternam for the final section
created during an exceptionally productive period, just after the masterpieces La clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte
Mozart feverishly composing on his deathbed, spurred on by a jealous Salieri, a scene reproduced by Pushkin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Schaffer and recently deceased Miloš Forman in Amadeus, is actually nothing more than a myth
In season 18-19 the Concertgebouw presents five new Masterpieces: five highpoints of music history that you have to hear live at least once in your lifetime. Plus a comprehensive programme of participatory projects (in collaboration with Musica) and in-depth context activities.