Truth and Legend
Mozarts Requiem is fraught with questions and emotions:
the expressive depth of its music, sorrow at the great composers early death, truth and legend, fragments and attempts to complete the work.
The surviving manuscript reflects its dramatic history:
Mozarts handwriting often appears on the same page as inscriptions by Süssmayr and others. One corner of a page with Mozarts 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 works 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.