Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Choral Concert, with host Peter Togni Sunday, June 24, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Cologne Radio Choir and Orchestra.

This Sunday on Choral Concert Peter Togni will bring you the great Mass in C Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
It was a work of  thanksgiving for the recovery of his wife Constanza from a serious illness. When it looked like she wasn’t going to make it he swore he would write a piece of thanksgiving if she did.

She did recover, but from the tone of Mozart’s work it sounds like he was still reflecting on the possibility of what might have occurred. From the first notes the piece is dark, full, rich and intense and it points to Mozart’s awareness of the fragility of life and in some ways, to his own destiny. He died 8 years later in 1791.

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