I've just returned from hearing the Mozart Requiem performed by the Munich Symphony Orchestra with a professional choir, conducted by Philippe Entremont (that's right). This is one of my favorite all time masterpieces and it was a banquet for my soul to hear this. There is little as beautiful. Yes I know that only the Introit and part of the Kyrie were the only sections completed by Mozart, and that much was left in sketched form, and I don't want to get into a discussion of the role of Franz Xaver Süssmayr ... I just want to say that for me, the Rex tremendae majestatis and the Lacrimosa dies illa, are among the most beautiful works ever written. The conductor took the Lacrimosa faster than I prefer ... but all in all, words fail. Being in the key of D-minor, one can't help feel the connections of this work to Don Giovanni; I also thought about his D-minor concerto that I played a very long time ago. This key is for Mozart, what C-minor is for Beethoven.