Cuarteto Casals - Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:12 minutes | 1,03 GB
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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.