Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mozart Requiem: Were Secret Hidden in a Common Grave? | Musicouch

 by Mr Ghaz

Shortly after Mozart’s death, however, rumors about the circumstances of his illness began to circulate: An angel of death had been pursuing him. Mozart had been poisoned. The husband of a favorite piano pupil had attacked Mozart.

 
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Only a handful of mourners attended the funeral at St. Marx churchyard outside Vienna on December 7, 1791. Sewn into a plain shroud that was coated with quicklime, the deceased was placed in a communal pauper’s grave. No grave marker of any kind graced the final resting place of one of the world’s greatest musicians, dead two months before his 36th birthday: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Mozart Requiem: Were Secret Hidden in a Common Grave? | Musicouch

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