Sacrae Symphoniae

2 March 2024 Ore 20


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) / Peter Lichtenthal (10 May 1778 — 14 August 1853)

Requiem – Dies irae – Tuba mirum – Rex tremendae Majestatis  – Recordare – Confutatis  – Lacrimosa  – Domine Jesu  – Hostias – Sancutus – Benedictus – Agnus Dei 

The first concert in our Festival Musicae Sacrae was filled with music from the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) ‘Requiem’ in d minor, arranged by Peter Lichtenthal (10 May 1778 — 14 August 1853).

In late 1791, Mozart had begun to compose his ‘Requiem’, K. 626.  It was then left unfinished after his death, December of the very same year. A completed version was commissioned by Count Franz von Walsegg for the memorial of the his wife, and was submitted by Franz Xaver Süssmayr the following year of 1792.

Peter Lichtenthal, although a doctor by trade, composed music as an avocation. He then settled in Milan c. 1810 and during that time had formed a close friendship with Carl Thomas Mozart, a son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He also produced 3 opere and 7 ballets at La Scala. 

Orchestra Filarmonica del Mediterraneo 

The orchestra, previously named Hermes Concentus Musicus, founded in 2004, is comprised of the best Apulian and international musicians, and was recently renamed to Orchestra Filarmonica del Mediterraneo.
The orchestra had many a tournèe with operatic and symphonic productions and have been received with great acclaim, to name a few: Olympic Games in 2004, “Serva Padrona” by Pergolesi at the Dora Stratou Theater in Athens; the Welcoming Concert for the Princes of the House of Savoia in 2005 and invited to perform for the Italian Consulate in Turkey.

The conductor of the orchestra is Maestro Giuseppe Monopoli.

OFM in concert, Festival Pianistico Internazionale del Mediterraneo