Notes & Reviews:
The Leipzig String Quartet offers fitting tribute to Joseph Haydn on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his death with its own commemorative edition. Vol. 1 presents 'The Seven Last Words of Christ', a passion composition for orchestra from 1786 that a priest had ordered from Haydn for the traditional Good Friday ceremony in the little Chapel of Santa Cueva in Cadiz in southern Spain. Later Haydn himself arranged this work for string quartet.
International Record Review
In these new accounts the tempos are faster than usual. This is not to say they are fleet; rather, they are aptly sustained yet refreshingly fluent while offering as much contrast as possible from one sonata to the next without violating the music's devotional intent.
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Works DetailsHaydn, Franz Joseph : Seven last words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51/H 3 no 50-56
- Notes: Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (07/11/2008-07/12/2008)
- Running Time: 64 min. 3 sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Written: 1787