Gossec Requiem Mass
he Choir’s 2019 concert season opens with Gossec’s ground-breaking Messe des mortswhich made the composer famous overnight. This inventive work was truly ahead of its time, and is said to have influenced the requiems of both Mozart and Berlioz. Who had ever thought to use a ‘distant wind orchestra’ in a Requiem before? Born in a small village in what is now Belgium, Gossec spent all of his successful musical career in Paris.
Science Road, University of Sydney NSW 2007