Mozart's unfinished mass in C minor, K 427: History, theory and practice of its completion


18Oct2017 10:30 - 11:30

PhD defence ceremony

Like his famous Requiem, Mozart's Mass in C minor, K. 427 (the 'Great Mass') is an unfinished work. The Credo was most likely planned in seven movements, but only two of these were composed in outlines, their instrumentation remaining unfinished. The rest of the Credo and the Agnus Dei are missing.

Performances of the Mass rely on completions and reconstructions by other authors. Clemens Kemme investigated whether it's possible to arrive at a more convincing completion by combining the most recent findings of historical musicology with historically informed music theory and experience of historically informed performance practice.

C. Kemme: Mozart's Unfinished Mass in C minor, K 427. History, Theory, and Practice of its Completion.


Prof. R. de Groot


Prof. M.H. Schmid (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen)



This event is open to the public.

Published by  University of Amsterdam