German Mozart Orchestra

The C major Mass after Così fan tutte is the result of a “parody practice” customary at that time, in which secular musical works were given sacred texts. In this case, an unknown editor took various numbers from Così and made them into a cantata mass in around 1800. This mass stands out from a whole series of similar surviving works because of its exceptional stylistic fidelity and clever editing. The work can be found in the archive of the abbey Rot a.d. Rot (today the Swabian State Music Archive, University of Tübingen). It was passed down from the hands of the last abbot Nikolaus Betscher. The German Mozart Orchestra was founded by Franz Raml in 2006. It has specialized in the interpretation of works from Viennese Classicism on period instruments.