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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II / Cantata on the Accession of Leopold II (Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Segerstam)

    
      

 

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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II / Cantata on the Accession of Leopold II (Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Segerstam)

By the time of Emperor Joseph II’s death in 1790 Beethoven was a member of the court musical establishment in Bonn. To mark the occasion, Beethoven was commissioned to write two cantatas, one to mourn Joseph’s death and the other to celebrate the accession to the throne of Emperor Leopold II. Although Beethoven was only 19 years old at the time, both works show the embryonic marks of his greatness: intense expression and control of structure in one, and an almost operatic panache in the other. Neither piece was performed during Beethoven’s lifetime.


Beethoven, Ludwig van
Averdonk, Severin Anton, lyricist(s)

  Kantate auf den Tod Kaiser Josephs II (Cantata on the death of the Emperor Joseph II), WoO 87, "Trauerkantate"
1.   Play with flash player Chorus: Tot, stöhnt es durch die öde Nacht! 00:08:30
2.   Play with flash player Recitative: Ein Ungeheuer, sein Name Fanatismus (Bass) 00:01:24
3.   Play with flash player Aria: Da kam Joseph, mit Gottes Stärke (Bass) 00:05:57
4.   Play with flash player Aria with Chorus: Da stiegen die Menschen an's Licht (Soprano, Chorus) 00:05:57
5.   Play with flash player Recitative: Er schläft, von den Sorgen seiner Welten entladen (Soprano) 00:03:31
6.   Play with flash player Aria: Hier schlummert seinen stillen Frieden (Soprano) 00:09:31
7.   Play with flash player Chorus: Tot, stöhnt es durch die öde Nacht! 00:09:31
  Kantate auf die Erhebung Leopold II. zur Kaiserwürde (Cantata on the accession of Emperor Leopold II), WoO 88
8.   Play with flash player Recitative with Chorus: Er schlummert … schlummert! (Soprano, Chorus) 00:04:36
9.   Play with flash player Aria: Fliesse, Wonnezähre, fliesse! (Soprano) 00:11:29
10.   Play with flash player Recitative: Ihr staunt, Völker der Erde! (Bass) 00:00:47
11.   Play with flash player Recitative: Wie bebt mein Herz vor Wonne! (Tenor) 00:01:03
12.   Play with flash player Terzetto: Ihr, die Joseph ihren Vater nannten (Soprano, Tenor, Bass) 00:04:44
13.   Play with flash player Chorus: Heil! Stürzet nieder, Millionen 00:05:31

Total Playing Time: 01:12:31






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van

Lyricist(s):
Averdonk, Severin Anton

Conductor(s):
Segerstam, Leif

Orchestra(s):
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis; Key Ensemble, The

Artist(s):
Haavisto, Reetta; Katajala, Tuomas; Kotilainen, Juha; Lehesvuori, Johanna; Spångberg, Niklas

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.574077

Barcode: 747313407774

Release Date: 03/2020

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