Einem Wunder auf der Spur: Die Mozarts und das Misererevon Gregorio Allegri

  • Thomas Hochradner University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum
Keywords: Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, Gregorio Allegri, Miserere, Sistine Chapel

Abstract

The notation from memory of Gregorio Allegri’s Misererewas made by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart during his stay in Rome in 1770. The notation – about which the family correspondence reports – was transformed from an occurrence to an anecdote in literature about Mozart, and from an anecdote
it was built into a myth. Under scrutiny, Mozart’s achievement is not so spectacular, however new perspectives get articulated about the performance
practice of the papal chapel and the liturgical contexts of the Misererein the Sistine Chapel. These basic parameters shed a light on the impressions of  the alleged “hearing  miracle” that must have absorbed the 14 year old Mozart's attention.

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Published
2015-06-17
How to Cite
HochradnerT. (2015). Einem Wunder auf der Spur: Die Mozarts und das Misererevon Gregorio Allegri. Musicological Annual, 51(2), 41-55. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.51.2.41-55
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