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Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte

Brussels
National Basilica

A musical commentary on the last words of Christ: that was the somewhat unusual task entrusted to Joseph Haydn in 1785. The commission came from a small chapel in Cadiz, a sacred grotto carved out of the rocks. Haydn found his experience in the chapel profoundly moving. The music he compos ...

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Joseph Haydn Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze