There are some things in life that should be sacred, like having a cup of coffee in the morning or being able to enjoy music without any interruptions or comments. For me, music and especially classical music is a miracle that anyone can enjoy with their souls and minds wide open,
Thus, I do think that you can better understand Mozart’s Requiem if you leave all your thoughts at the door and let yourself feel the words and music of what Mozart’s genius wrote some 300 years ago.
We had the opportunity to go to St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square, where the Requiem was performed by he Brandenburg Sinfonia and the Choir of Emmanuel College Cambridge and we left spellbound! To listen to the last piece that Mozart composed just before his death was an experience by itself. The candlelight, the emotions involved and even the latin of the text can make you somehow relive that Autumn of 1791, when Mozart was composing the Requiem.
For those of you who are interested in classical music, the Brandenburg choral festival here in London will continue until the end of November. You can also attend Mozart’s Requiem again in a different venue this time. St Martin in the Fields has a rich program too that you can check out here. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see me next time there!
Do you know of any other classical music events here in London? Please drop me a line!