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Haydn: Les Sept Dernières paroles du Christ ()

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composed by Franz Joseph Haydn

Haydn's Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross) is unique in his output. Commissioned in 1785 as an orchestral work for Good Friday by a church in Cádiz, Spain, it posed Haydn considerable problems as he tried to reconcile the general structural principles of the Classical era with a commission that required him, in effect, to write seven slow movements in a row -- and, at a deeper level, to write a really somber work in a musical language made for humor and ...

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Haydn: Les Sept Dernières paroles du Christ
2006, Naïve

UPC: 822186050453

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