Mozart’s Requiem by Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Estonian Philharmonic
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta collaborates with the globally-acclaimed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir for the first time to present Mozart’s Requiem, the composer’s last piece of work that remains unfinished.
Mozart’s Requiem was the composer’s last work which he never finished. Upon completion by his student Franz Süssmayr, the piece became widely recognised as one of the greatest requiems ever written, known for its emotional intensity, blazing fervour and heart-breaking fragility.
Founded in 1981, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir has been under the direction of
Kaspars Putniņš since 2014. In this visit to Hong Kong, they will also be bringing their rendition of Adam’s Lament by Arvo Pärt, and Veljo Tormis’s Curse Upon Iron, as part of their mission to highlight Estonian talent in contemporary music. Hong Kong Sinfonietta will be complementing this with Pärt’s Fratres, a mesmerising exploration of stillness and movement for violin, string orchestra and percussion.