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Kaiser Leopold I
1640 - 1705
Kaiser Leopold I
Kaiser Leopold I (09/06/1640 - 05/05/1705), Emperor of Austria, composer, born in Vienna. The half-century of his reign (1658 - 1705) was one of the most splendid periods in the history of the imperial court music. His requiem was ritten for his wife Margarita Maria, who died in 1673.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Missa pro defunctis
Composed in:1673
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:the composer's wife Margarita Maria
Label(s):Preiser 90067
Missa pro defunctis contains:
- Introitus: Sonata - Requiem aeternam 5'34
- Kyrie - Christe - Kyrie eleison 1'47
- Sanctus: Sonata - Sanctus - Hosanna 3'06
- Benedictus - Hosanna 1'32
- Agnus Dei 2'38
- Communio: Sonata - Lux aeterna - Requiem aeternam 5'47
This requiem wrote Leopold I for the funeral of his first wife: Margarita Maria Teresa (1651 - 1673), daughter of Philip IV, King of Spain and Maria Anna Archdutchess of Austria.
Gabaron: "I listened to this very short piece several times in a row while I was doing email and chatting with friends, and every time I tuned in to the music is was new, fresh and lively. The refrain of the Requiem in the "Agnus Dei" is phenomenal! Ecstatic! Wonderful! I was completely impressed. For a work of the baroque to capture so much of my attention is rare..."
Source:John J. Gabarron
Margarita Maria Teresa