TitelseiteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1792)
Requiem KV 626

Contemporary adaptation for string quartet by Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853)

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda Deutsche Version

Editor: Marc Strümper, publication date: 2006-03, source: RISM: I-Mc Noseda.Noseda N.14.20

Order information

G088W.A. Mozart, Requiem KV 626, adaptation for string quartet, full score, First Edition, 2V+Va+Vc, 36 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-088-819.80 €
G089W.A. Mozart, Requiem KV 626, adaptation for string quartet, set of parts, First Edition, 2V+Va+Vc, 64 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-089-524.80 €


For the physician, composer and musicologist Peter Lichtenthal of Milan the music of Mozart - whom he considered to be a true genius - was always the measure of all things. In order to also make the larger-scale pieces available to circles of aficionados, Lichtenthal arranged several works by Mozart for smaller chamber music formations. These included also Mozart's Requiem arranged for string quartet, which is presented here in print for the first time. Lichtenthal probably worked from the first edition, which had been completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr and published in 1800 by Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. Even with a work as widely known today as Mozart’s Requiem, this concentrated view through the prism of the string quartet provides us with a new, or at least a different manner of approaching the piece.

Errata / Addenda

[17.07.06] G089B page 12
G089B, page 12, measure 56, key signature is missing at the beginning of the line (G-Minor)

[10.02.08] G088 page 19
G088, page 19, measure 102, violoncello, 3rd note b natural (not b flat)
G089D, page 7, measure 102, 3rd note b natural (not b flat)