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Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of the Savior on the Cross"

Members of the Philharmonic Camerata
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Music for Good Friday: Joseph Haydn composed his "Seven Last Words of the Savior on the Cross" as a commission for Klerus von Cadíz. According to an old tradition, the words of Jesus are repeated from the pulpit, whereupon the congregation pray on their knees seven times. Haydn was tasked with composing music for this moment of reflection – and in doing so, he drew on the emotive stylistic tools of the baroque. Haydn's contemporaries were immediately drawn in by this solemn, forceful and passionate work. The Members of the Philharmonic Camerata, made up of four musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic, have been playing chamber music together for many years, and made their first public appearance at the 2019 Easter Festival at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus. Haydn's music is accompanied by a conversation between philosopher Thomas Dworschak, the quartet and the Festspielhaus artistic director Benedikt Stampa. 

 

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Members of the Philharmonic Camerata: Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of the Savior on the Cross"
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Joseph Haydn: »The Seven Last Words of the Savior on the Cross«
  • Introduzione. Maestoso ed Adagio.
  • I. Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt.
  • II. Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso.
  • III. Mulier, ecce filius tuus.
  • IV. Deus meus, Deus meus, ut quid dereliquisti me?
  • V. Sitio.
  • VI. Consummatum est!
  • VII. In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum.
  • Conclusio. Il terremoto.
Interview
  • Interview with viola player Wolfgang Talirz and the Festspielhaus artistic director Benedikt Stampa
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