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Jordi Savall conducts Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ

Le Concert des Nations

Jordi Savall conducts Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ Le Concert des Nations

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In Cadiz, where the piece was premiered, Jordi Savall offers a majestic vision of the Haydn's masterpiece.

Joseph Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ, a masterpiece of Western art in the same way as the Issenheim Altarpiece, was commissioned by the Canon of Cadiz so the piece could be performed on Good Friday in the church of Cadiz. It was commissioned in 1787, and was immediately acknowledged as a Major contribution of incomparable intensity and fervour.

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Program

  • Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ
    • 1. Sonata I  "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"
    • 2. Sonata II "Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise"
    • 3. Sonata III "Woman, behold thy son"
    • 4. Sonata IV "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
    • 5. Sonata V "I thirst"
    • 6. Sonata VI "It is finished"
    • 7. Sonata VII "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit"
    • 8. The Earthquake

Details

  • Directed by: Rhodri Huw
  • Venue: Catedral de Santa Cruz de Cadiz (Cadiz, Spain)
  • Production date: 2007
  • Recording date: 2007
  • Duration: 1 h 08 min
  • Production: © Élément Productions
  • Available version(s): EN

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