The Last Works: Mozart's Requiem & Minuets from 1791

Press release
Mozartforum 2921: 1791 | © Universität Mozarteum
The Mozartforum of the Mozarteum University, recently awarded the Salzburg Cultural Poster Prize 2021 for "1791", dedicates itself in 2021 to a reconsideration of those works that W. A. Mozart composed in 1791, the last year of his life. Two world premieres are on the program in October.
Mozart Forum
1791: A discussion with direct bridging: The University Mozarteum's responsibility for Wolfgang Amadé Mozart gave rise to the founding of a forum committed to networking and stimulating Mozart-related activities of all institutes and departments of the university. The motto 2021: 1791 -  Mozart's year of death, which this year marks the 230th anniversary. All works composed by W. A. Mozart in the last year of his life were to be performed. After a large part of the events in the summer semester 2021 could not take place due to covid, the Mozartforum starts a new attempt with the beginning of the winter semester. Right at the beginning, two world premieres are on the program, which close the circle between yesterday and today and are to be understood as a bridge into the year 2021. Luft und Fleisch (world premiere) October 8 & 9, 2021, 8 p.m., Theater im Kunstquartier, Paris-Lodron-Strasse 2a Is there something timeless to be found in the structures of Mozart's dances, which are now 230 years old, that still moves us today? Mirjam Klebel (concept and choreography), Alexander Bauer and Oscar Jockel (composition & conception) together with students of the Thomas Bernhard Institute create a cross-disciplinary scenic theater evening with new music for chamber orchestra and electronics as well as Mozart's minuets from 1791. "Air and Flesh" is an experiential space in which archetypal sound forms collide and unexpected lines of connection between music and dance culture of the past and present are explored. Conductor: Ruben Hawer, Historical Dance: Margit Legler, Equipment: Thorben Schumüller Requiem in D minor (KV 626), Ave Verum Corpus (KV 618) Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., Mülln Parish Church, Augustinergasse 4 With the Requiem with Ave Verum Corpus, the choral concert in the baroque Mülln Parish Church is dedicated to the last work of W. A. Mozart, over whose writing he died on December 5, 1791. Conducted by Jörn Hinnerk Andresen and students of his class, the concert is a reflection of the work, which not only understands the Requiem as Mozart's proverbial final chord that has remained incomplete, but also opens up entirely new perspectives with original instruments and a bridge to the year 2021. With: Mozarteum vocalEnsemble, Mozarteum Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra, vocal soloists, musical rehearsal and overall direction: Jörn Hinnerk Andresen The Mozart Forum offers a variety of starting points and points of departure for reflection. Due to the participation of students, mainly young musicians are on stage - a special feature and motivating factor. A manifestation of this idea can be found in the design of a poster (concept: Gernot Sahler, design: Gerhard Andraschko-Sorgo / Studio Linie 3), which was published to accompany a bibliophile yearbook. This poster for the Mozartforum 2021, which features a unique look with a mirrored surface and "1791" sprayed in magenta, won this year's Salzburg Cultural Poster Award.   The further program of the Mozartforum 2021: November 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm, Solitär
Piano Recital
With Piano Variations, Works for Mechanical Organ and Adagio for Glass Harmonica
  November 19 & 20, 2021, Mozarteum University
2-Day Symposium on 1791
In cooperation with the Department of Musicology and the Institute for the History of Musical Interpretation and Reception
19. November 2021 at 7 p.m., Solitär
Concert: New Music
Opening event in the framework of DIALOGE 2021 with 5 world premieres

Under reservation: November 19, 2021 at 9 p.m., Foyer Costume ball Minuets and contredanse dances from 1791 in historical choreography and costumes