Callino Quartet - Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:08 min | 261 MB
Label: CORO Connections | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017
Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross is one of the most unusual and remarkable compositions of the classical period. Performed here by the brilliant Callino Quartet, the piece exists in four different versions and the edition for string quartet, which has a particular purity and intimacy, is the form in which the music is most often heard today. Suffused with profound sorrow and grief but also with strength and hope, The Seven Last Words is a work so deeply moving and contemplative that it has impassioned listeners in all its forms for over 200 years and was considered by the composer himself to be one of his greatest masterpieces.