Tag Archive: Requiem

Oct 10

October 10: Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813) It was on this date, October 10, 1813 – the same year as Richard Wagner – that Italian opera composer Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was born in Roncole, Duchy of Parma, which was then under the occupation of Napoleon’s army. This self-described “peasant from Roncole” began his education with local priests before …

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Jan 27

January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You can search in vain for any more “religious” inspiration in Mozart’s Requiem than can be found in his Little Night Music, Magic Flute or Jupiter Symphony.

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Dec 11

December 11: Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz

As his own end drew near, Berlioz maintained his disbelief in God and immortality. In one of his last letters, written shortly before his death, Berlioz wrote his creed: “I believe nothing.”

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