Truth and Legend
Mozart’s “Requiem” is fraught with questions and emotions:
the expressive depth of its music, sorrow at the great composer’s early death, truth and legend, fragments and attempts to complete the work.
The surviving manuscript reflects its dramatic history:
Mozart’s handwriting often appears on the same page as inscriptions by Süssmayr and others. One corner of a page with Mozart’s final musical thoughts was later stolen, but an old photograph bears witness to it.
This high-quality new facsimile presents each page individually trimmed to convey a vivid impression of the original.
Besides a detailed description of the manuscript by Günter Brosche, the volume contains a Foreword by Christoph Wolff depicting the work’s genesis.
The seal is used exclusively for facsimile editions published by Bärenreiter which meet the highest demands in both scholarly and technical terms.
The distinguishing features include:
- a facsimile in high-quality colour printing
- scholarly commentary
- attractive cover design