The autograph manuscript (acquired by the Austrian National Library in 1831–38) shows the finished and orchestratedIntroit in Mozart's hand, as well as detailed drafts of the Kyrie and the sequenceDies Irae as far as the first eight bars of the "Lacrymosa" movement, and the Offertory. It cannot be shown to what extent Süssmayr may have depended on now lost "scraps of paper" for the remainder; he later claimed the Sanctus and Agnus Dei as his own. Walsegg probably intended to pass the Requiem off as his own composition, as he is known to have done with other works. This plan was frustrated by a public benefit performance for Mozart's widow Constanze. Constanze was responsible for a number of stories surrounding the composition of the work, including the claims that Mozart received the commission from a mysterious messenger who did not reveal the commissioner's identity, and that Mozart came to believe that he was writing the requiem for his own funeral.
Musician and educator died peacefully while listening to Mozart’s Requiem. Robert “Bob” Levis, musician, educator, husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and neighbor, died peacefully while listening to Mozart’s Requiem on Friday, November 4, 2022, with his family and friends surrounding him.
We’ll all be planted in front of our big screens on Tuesday night to watch election returns, hanging on every word, every prediction, every comment spoken by decision-desk habitués ...It’s all well and good, but deeply unsatisfying ... CBS is going to commercial breaks and coming out of commercial breaks to strains of Mozart’s Requiem ... .