Trivia Crack Answer: Mozart
About Mozart’s Requiem
Mozart was a famous composer who died at the age of 36, leaving his Requiem unfinished. Mozart was a Viennese composer of string and orchestra music, including the classic piece “The Magic Flute,” which was written in the last year before his death. Though he only lived to be 36, the composer began writing music when he was only five, and was already a prodigy on the violin and keyboard while still a child. Mozart’s Requiem, unfinished at the time of his death, was commissioned for the funeral of a noble’s wife, but later became associated with Mozart’s own death. A “requiem” is meant to be a song of mourning, and marks the end of a life. Mozart composed a large portion of the Requiem before dying at age 36, but an unscrupulous composer named Franz Xaver Sussmayr tried to finish the rest and pass it off as his own work. The hijacking of Mozart’s Requiem failed, and the composer’s status after his death began to rise dramatically, until his life and death became part of the mythology of the Classical Era. Mozart became one of the most famous composers of all time, and his Requiem found its place as the tragic centerpiece to his acclaimed but short and desperate life.