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Haydn: Seven Last Words Of Christ On The Cross - Instrumental Version / Laetitia Quartet

Haydn / Laetitia Quartet
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Talanton   Catalog #: 90009  
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Laetitia Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joseph Haydn wrote this Passion music as a commission from the bishops of Cadiz, Spain. To be heard after each reading of the individual bible passages is a piece of music that helps internalize “The Seven Last Words of Our Redeemer on the Cross.” Because of the meditative nature, it was a challenge for Haydn to compose varied and characteristic movements. However, he succeeded in a subtle manner. Haydn himself considered the work to be one of his most successful, and even during the last stages of composing it, he made an arrangement of the original orchestral work for string quartet. Joseph Haydn wrote this Passion music as a commission from the bishops of Cadiz, Spain. To be heard after each reading of the individual bible passages is a piece of music that helps internalize “The Seven Last Words of Our Redeemer on the Cross.” Because of the meditative nature, it was a challenge for Haydn to compose varied and characteristic movements. However, he succeeded in a subtle manner. Haydn himself considered the work to be one of his most successful, and even during the last stages of composing it, he made an arrangement of the original orchestral work for string quartet. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Seven last words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51/H 3 no 50-56 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Laetitia Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

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