Reception “Requiem” V.A. Mozart in the Poem by M. Makatayev “Mozart. Requiem”

Document Type : Research Article


Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Republic of Kazakhstan



The Requiem in D minor, K. 626, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), is a requiem mass. In late 1791, Mozart wrote part of the Requiem in Vienna, but it remained unfinished at the time of his death on 5 December of the same year. Franz Xaver Süssmayr delivered a completed version dated 1792 to Count Franz von Walsegg, who commissioned the piece for a requiem service to commemorate the anniversary of the death of his wife on 14 February. A cinematic interpretation of two “Requiems” was continued by brothers D. and A. Medetbaevs. Their 35-minute documentary film is dedicated to the intersection of Kazakh poet and Austrian composer. In the interview, filmmakers shared their thoughts: “The main idea of the film is the tragic fate of a genius and a talented Kazakh poet. They lived in different epochs, in different countries and different continents, but one thing united them – the desire to live, to love and to create.