Music taster session

This taster session is suitable for students with an interest in studying Music at university.

Cello player

Mozart's Requiem: Facts, Fictions, Legends

While it is often thought that music-historical facts generate interpretations, the reality can be much more complex. Mozart's Requiem, famously left incomplete at the composer's death in 1791, is a fascinating case in point, shrouded in mysteries and legends that stimulated all kinds of musical and non-musical reactions and interpretations in the nineteenth century and beyond. We continue to live with the legacy of fiction and legend around the work, which Professor Keefe argues is not a negative state of affairs (as is so often suggested), but a positive one. By embracing legends and myths, we learn more about what the work has meant collectively to us.

When: Thursday 30 June 2022, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Age group: Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Time Activity
3.45pm Log-in & get comfortable
3.55pm Welcome & introduction to the department - from Admissions Tutor
4.05pm Taster lecture: Mozart's Requiem: Facts, Fictions, Legends - Professor Simon Keefe
4.50pm Q&A on the taster lecture, leading into
5pm Q&A about your subject at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and undergraduate student ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

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