The Seven Words
Joseph Haydn

The Seven Words

Rosamunde Quartett

ECM 4617802 - 0028946178027

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After their acclaimed transcultural collaboration with bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi on "Kultrum", the Rosamunde Quartett now deliver a powerful and persuasive performance of Joseph Haydn's intensely religious work. As writer Uwe Schweikert notes, "The Rosamunde Quartett grasps the meditative-philosophical essence of the composition." Written originally for large orchestra in response to a 1785 commision, Haydn prepared his string quartet version soon afterwards. It has long been regarded as one of the most challenging pieces in the string quartet repertoire.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): I. Introduzione (Maestoso ed Adagio)
    06:08
  • 2
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): II. Sonata I (Largo)
    06:39
  • 3
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): III. Sonata II (Grave e Cantabile)
    09:14
  • 4
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): IV. Sonata III (Grave)
    09:22
  • 5
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): V. Sonata IV (Largo)
    08:18
  • 6
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): VI. Sonata V (Adagio)
    08:03
  • 7
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): VII. Sonata VI (Lento)
    08:26
  • 8
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): VIII. Sonata VII (Largo)
    08:01
  • 9
    The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op. 51 (Hob.III. 50-56): IX. Il Terremoto (Presto e con tutta la forza)
    02:00