NEW ALBUM: Joseph HAYDN -The 7 Last Words of Christ

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Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross
Die Sieben letzte Worte des Erlösers am Kreuz
Les sept dernières paroles de Jesus Christ

The „Seven Last Words of Christ“ for string quartet was Joseph Haydn's own favorite work.
It is a monumental and mesmerizingly beautiful work.
Commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva (Holy Cave Oratory) in Cádiz, Spain, the work is divided into seven main meditative sections— slow movements, which are framed by a slow Introduction and a fast "Earthquake" conclusion, for a total of nine movements.
On this album, one listens to the original string orchestra version, which Haydn arranged before writing the score as an oratorio (with both solo and choral vocal forces).
The great Cologne New Philharmonic string players conducted by Volker Hartung were recorded in the sumptuous acoustics of Maria Laach Abbey in Germany.


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