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Claudio Abbado RIP, Pope Benedict and Mozart's Requiem

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Claudio Abbado  ( 26 June 1933 - 20 January 2014 ) Lacrimosa  from  Dies Irae , Mozart's  Requiem Lacrimosa dies illa Qua resurget ex favilla Judicandus homo reus. Huic ergo parce, Deus: Pie Jesu Domine, Dona eis requiem. Amen. Full of tears shall be that day On which from ashes shall arise The guilty man to be judged; Therefore, O God, have mercy on him. Gentle Lord Jesus, grant them eternal rest. Amen. Agnus Dei , Mozart's  Requiem , Lucerne Festival 2012 Pope Benedict on Mozart's  Requiem Pope Benedict attended a performance in his honour of Mozart's  Requiem  in Castel Gandolfo in September 2010. He gave a  short address  afterwards. Here are some quotations from that. Everything is in perfect harmony in Mozart, every note, every musical phrase is as it is and could not be otherwise; even those opposed are reconciled; it is called ' mozart’sche Heiterkeit'  (Mozart's serenity), which envelops everything, every moment. It is a gift of the Gra