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Seven Last Words Of Our Saviou


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  • Audio CD (March 9 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B0001BUC10
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Introduzione I: Maestoso Ed Adagio
2. Sonata I: Largo (Pater, Dimitte Illis, Quia Nesciunt, Quid Faciunt)
3. Sonata II: Grave E Catabile (Hodie Mecum Eris In Paradiso)
4. Sonata III: Grave (Mulier, Ecce Filius Tuus)
5. Sonata IV: Largo (Deus Meus, Deus Meus, Utquid Dereliquisti Me?)
6. Introduzione (II): Largo E Cantabile
7. Sonata V: Adagio (Sitio)
8. Sonata VI: Lento (Consummatum Est)
9. Sonata VII: Largo (In Manus Tuas, Domine, Commendo Spiritum Meum)
10. Il Terremoto: Presto E Con Tutta La Forza (The Earthquake)

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Recording after recording by the Emersons of the mainstream quartet repertoire has disappointed at the last hurdle, when, despite magnificent playing, intense attention to detail and composer's markings etc.. they just did not seem to have that certain "voice" that made Vegh's Beethoven, Beethoven;, or the Borodin's Shostakovich, Shostakovich. Even in the highly lauded Bartok, the old Tokyo and Julliard sets just seemed to have the feel of the music musch better... But hold on - what's this - Bach - the recent Art of the Fugue recording - and Haydn - and the Emersons ???
I must say that the very two pieces that I had to date had found very difficult to absorb and enjoy consistently, now are the most played chamber discs, and all credit to the Emersons for taking on such major projects and brining them off famously. the Hadyn in particular, is very intense, yet no doubt about it - this is gray old papa Haydn in his most personal voice....
Well done gents .... keep surprising us ..... now if they wer to take on some Henze, Hartmann, Ligeti .......
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Amazon.com: 5 reviews
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Won over by the Emersons March 30 2006
By Marcellus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I never thought much of Haydn as a composer beyond the generic praise any music lover is bound to give him, but hearing fragments of this work here at Amazon compelled me to buy this recording.

By now, I have a new-found respect for Haydn and this recording has become one of my most cherished. The grandeur and intensity permeating this work from start to finish is startling. My favourite piece, Nr. 5, has all the power of a De Lassus penitential psalm or a highlight from Bach's cantatas or the St. Matthew - yes, unequivocally.
35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Are the Emersons finally a distinctive voice ??? May 17 2004
By Nurallah Jivraj - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Recording after recording by the Emersons of the mainstream quartet repertoire has disappointed at the last hurdle, when, despite magnificent playing, intense attention to detail and composer's markings etc.. they just did not seem to have that certain "voice" that made Vegh's Beethoven, Beethoven;, or the Borodin's Shostakovich, Shostakovich. Even in the highly lauded Bartok, the old Tokyo and Julliard sets just seemed to have the feel of the music musch better... But hold on - what's this - Bach - the recent Art of the Fugue recording - and Haydn - and the Emersons ???
I must say that the very two pieces that I had to date had found very difficult to absorb and enjoy consistently, now are the most played chamber discs, and all credit to the Emersons for taking on such major projects and brining them off famously. the Hadyn in particular, is very intense, yet no doubt about it - this is gray old papa Haydn in his most personal voice....
Well done gents .... keep surprising us ..... now if they wer to take on some Henze, Hartmann, Ligeti .......
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
MusicmavenfromMadison: A Beautiful Work, Beautifully Done June 10 2009
By Joe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful work, beautifully done by a quartet firmly in control of their instruments, and completely coordinated. The music is heartfelt and the ending is simple but powerful. By coincidence it was playing (and is, as I write) when I opened the email requesting a review. Except for an old vynal (spelin isn't my stong point: 33 1/3 rpm lp) of this work (I forget who performed it - I do remember the record was red, not black), I am not familiar with other quartets who have performed it, but cannot believe any does it better. If so, let me know, and I will certainly give them a listen. You do not have to be religious to appreciate this music - it can be heard as an abstract work for a string quartet.

There are orchestral and vocal versions available as well - I have them also, but the original version as a string quartet is easily the most satisfying.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Haydn's Finest April 16 2013
By Susan A. Bolle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful CD! The Emerson String Quartet performs Haydn beautifully and recreates the solemn atmosphere that must have prevailed during its execution during Holy Week.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Evaluating Haydn's work Sept. 11 2012
By Russ Bailey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
An exciting musical with great solos and choir numbers. The work should be done with a larger choir so that the full sound of the music can be appreciated.

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