Haydn: The Seven Last Words (CD)

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Ensemble Resonanz, Riccardo Minasi

Following a disc of cello concertos and symphonies by CPE Bach (Diapason d'Or, ffff Télérama), the musicians of the Ensemble Resonanz continue their very personal exploration of Eighteenth Century orchestral music.

For several years now, under the direction of inspired conductor Maestro Riccardo Minasi, the ensemble has taken up the challenge of playing instruments with a ‘modern’ setup (violins, violas and basses with metal strings) with complete mastery of historically informed performance practice.

Forty years after what has been called ‘the Baroque revolution’, it’s a pleasure to rediscover these nine orchestral movements literally inhabited by the divine words of Christ on the cross - and displaying that rhetorical skill of which Joseph Haydn was a peerless exponent.

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Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, Hob. XX:1