Cuarteto Casals – Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Cuarteto Casals – Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 60:12 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
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Haydn composed his orchestral version of the Seven Last Words for Good Friday devotions in Cádiz. The task of creating a purely instrumental ‘oratorio’ consisting of seven contemplative slow movements was by no means an easy one; but the outcome was a work of sublime nobility. In its day, it was quite popular and inspired several transcriptions, including the version for string quartet heard here in a performance by the Barcelona-based Cuarteto Casals that is both stylistically sensitive and emotionally compelling.

01 – Introduzione. Maestoso ed adagio
02 – Sonata I. Vater, vergib ihnen. Largo
03 – Sonata II. Fürwahr, ich sag’ es dir. Grave e cantabile
04 – Sonata III. Frau, hier siehe deinen Sohn. Grave
05 – Sonata IV. Mein Gott, mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen? Largo
06 – Sonata V. Jesus rufet: Ach, mich dürstet! Adagio
07 – Sonata VI. Es ist vollbracht. Lento
08 – Sonata VII. Vater, in deine Hände empfehle ich meinen Geist. Largo
09 – Terremoto. Presto e con tutta la forza

Abel Tomàs Realp – 1st violin
Vera Martínez Mehner – 2nd violin
Jonathan Brown – viola
Arnau Tomàs Realp – cello



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