Niccolò Jommelli - Requiem

Niccolò Jommelli - Requiem

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In 1754 Jommelli took up the position of ‘Ober-Kapellmeister’ at the ducal court of Stuttgart. There he wrote not only operas, serenatas and pastorales but also religious music for special occasions. One example is his Requiem, a musical farewell to the mother of Jommelli’s patron. Counterpoint German style, French ornamentation and Italian drama come together in this unique blend, which clearl...