Notes & Reviews:
Christ on the Mount of Olives, Beethoven's only oratorio, depicts the sufferings of Jesus. The work is a dramatic oratorio rather than a religious choral Mass or a dramatic opera, and is considered by some to be a more humanistic portrayal of the Christ passion than other settings. Now available at mid-price, this recording, first released in 2003, launched a highly successful collaboration between Kent Nagano and harmonia mundi.
Sunday Times, 5th January 2014
At its best, it is pure Beethoven...Placido Domingo and the radiant Luba Orgonasova are excellent soloists, and Kent Nagano conducts an eloquent performance.