Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ op.51

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Haydn’s seven sober and imposingly spiritual ‘sonatas’, framed by a solemn introduction and dramatic epilogue, pose considerable interpretative problems, not least one of sustaining interest throughout. Haydn himself recognised these difficulties but persevered to fulfil the specific requirements of his commission for a musical commentary on the spoken drama of ...

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