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Of Note: Mozart's Requiem for #SundaySymphony

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an incredibly prolific composer, with more than 600 works to his name. Mozart's final composition, Requiem, was commissioned as a mass by the Count Franz von Walsegg, but was left partially unfinished after Mozart's death. Worried about her financial future, Mozart's widow Constanze set about finding composers to secretly finish the piece. This task finally fell upon Austrian composer and conductor, Franz Xaver Sussmayer, and his version of the score is the most often played. Mysteries and rumors surround the composing of Requiem, among them that the commission had come from a strange, anonymous messenger and that Mozart had come to believe he was writing the requiem for his own funeral. Listen to Mozart's Requiem right here with our on-demand stream, as we continue the #SundaySymphony tradition.

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