Requiem aeternam dona eis

Shocking and absurd theories surround Mozart’s death – Myths and legends about his last work, which he never managed to finish and in which some see a statement within itself: The requiem KV 626. […]

January 27th, 2017|News, Sound categories|0 Comments

Overture to Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart

“He who remains faithful to one is being cruel to the others; I, who have an overabundance of sentiment, love them all.” – Don Giovanni, Act 2, Scene 1 […]

December 15th, 2015|Music, News|0 Comments

Extraordinary ordinary by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Virtuosity and bombshells are sure methods to gather attention and to please, and everybody knows marvellous music which is therefore catchy and fascinating. However, there is music whose beauty derives from clarity and simplicity, and for sure the motet Ave verum corpus (KV 618) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is to be included in this [...]

September 8th, 2015|Music, News|0 Comments

The world’s oldest Mozart recording

In a climate controlled section in the basement of Statsbiblioteket, you can find a couple of old solid wooden boxes. These boxes used to contain some of the world’s oldest sound recordings on wax cylinders, called the “Ruben collection”. One of the cylinders contains what might be the oldest existing Mozart recording in the world: the famous Danish opera bass-bariton Peter Schram (1819-1895) sings Leporello’s arias from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. […]

September 15th, 2014|Music, News|6 Comments