Johann Wenzel Tomaschek in Kärntnertortheater - 4 November, 1814

from Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek, page 259:

Although I had never felt entirely pleased with the Requiem of the highly-esteemed Mozart because of its utter disunity of style - some movements are written in an old, hackneyed church style, while other sections cannot conceal the secular influence­ - I remained in the church as long as Mozart's spirit held me, as long as his poetic strength filled me with the might of God; but when Süssmayr's weak talent began to tear me from my devout mood, I left with heartsore grief at the untimely departure of such unique genius.
cite as

Abram Loft and Johann Wenzel Tomaschek, Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 259. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Kärntnertortheater


Johann Wenzel Tomaschek
Composer, Teacher

Listening to

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Mozart's Requiem
written by Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 November, 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:33:09 +0000