23 Nov 2005-29 Jan 2006. The State Hall of the Austrian National Library sterreichische Nationalbibliothek hosts this exhibition of the original unfinished score of Mozarts Requiem. In 2006 Vienna celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart. Born in Salzburg on 27 Jan 1756, he was christened Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart and soon proved himself a prodigy, writing his first musical composition at the age of five and performing a concert in the Schnbrunn Palace in front of the Empress Maria Teresa when he was six. The Requiem was commissioned by Count Franz Walsegg-Stuppach and was meant for his wife who had just died. However Mozart never completed the composition, having been interrupted by his work on The Magic Flute and La Clemenza di Tito. Mozart died after an illness at the age of 35, and his widow, Constanze, later commissioned first Joseph Eybler and then Franz Xaver Sssmayr to finish the score of The Requiem. The National Library holds the original scores of both Mozarts unfinished work, the Arbeitspartitur as well as the Ablieferungspartitur, the score delivered to Count Walsegg-Stuppach, which contains some of the additions made by Sssmayr. The exhibition also has first edition copies if The Magic Flute and La Clemenza di Tito and portraits of Mozart and Count Walsegg-Stuppach. Admission 5 concessions 3 Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00 Thurs 10.00-21.00. 24 Dec 10.00-15.00.
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