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Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze

Joseph Haydn

Created by Haydn for the Good Friday mass, this oratorio is one of the most intense musical experiences you will ever hear


Oratorio in seven parts (1786)

Philippe Herreweghe  direction

Sara Wegener  soprano
Marie Henriette Reinhold  mezzo-soprano
Robin Tritschler  tenor
David Soar  bass

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
Collegium Vocale Gent

Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross), which is less famous and more infrequently performed than The Creation or The Seasons, is by contrast the most personal and intimate oratorio by Haydn. It was originally composed in 1787 in an instrumental version, and then shortly afterwards the composer produced a version for string quartet and added the words. The form of the work is unique in musical history on account of its construction and theme alike. It comprises seven musical meditations on the last words of Christ, preceded by a brilliant overture, and closes with a no less impressive finale depicting the earthquake which followed Christ’s death. It is a stunning work filled with grandeur and intimacy which is probably one of the most intense musical experiences audiences are ever likely to hear.




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