Cuarteto Casals - Franz Joseph Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte / The Seven Last Words of Chris (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:06 | 141 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2014
Haydn wrote his Seven Last Words in 1786/87 for Good Friday devotions in Cádiz. The task of composing 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, which in Haydn’s own transcription for string quartet has enjoyed unfailing popularity ever since. Such a haunting work needs a certain amount of expressive power at times and a mournful reserve as well, a glimmer of hope and regretful contemplation. The Casals Quartet provides the proper balance that the music demands.