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Mayr: Jacob A Labano Fugiens / Hauk, Simon Mayr Chorus And Ensemble


Release Date: 02/10/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573237   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Simon Mayr
Performer:  Franz HaukKatharina RuckgaberAndrea Lauren BrownSiri Thornhill,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Mayr ChoirSimon Mayr Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bavarian-born Simon Mayr spent much of his life in Italy where he promoted Viennese classical composition but also absorbed much from his studies in Bergamo and Venice. Though he was one of the most admired operatic composers of his day–he taught Donizetti, who revered him–he was particularly noted for his sacred oratorios. Jacob’s Flight from Laban is marked by his characteristically vibrant musical palette, with important writing for wind instruments, operatically-based arias and confidently-handled ensembles and choruses. Franz Hauk is Mayr’s leading interpreter and acclaimed for his many recordings. “The music, performances, and recording are all first rate; unconditionally recommended” (Fanfare on Il sagrifizio di Jefte/ Naxos Read more 8.572719-20). Read less

Works on This Recording

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Jacob a Labano fugiens, oratorio by Simon Mayr
Performer:  Franz Hauk (Harpsichord), Katharina Ruckgaber (Soprano), Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano),
Siri Thornhill (Soprano), Julie Comparini (Alto), Gunhild Lang-Alsvik (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Mayr Choir,  Simon Mayr Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Neuburg an der Donau, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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