Gregor Joseph Werner: Vol. Ii: Requiem

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Label: AUDITE
Catalog: AUD97808
Format: COMPACT DISC

Flaig, Markus; Voktett Hannover; Rovatkay, Lajos; Festa Musicale, La; Harer, Magdalene; Hunger, Tobias; Bierwirth, Anne; Trumbull, Daniel

Once again la festa musicale focuses on the music of Gregor Joseph Werner, Kapellmeister and immediate predecessor of Joseph Haydn at the Esterházy court. The second album in the recording series dedicated to Gregor Joseph Werner is characterized by darkly shimmering hues between suffering and redemption. In his Requiem of 1763, Passiontide motets and instrumental oratorio introductions, Haydn’s largely unknown predecessor astounds with his contrapuntal artistry, spirituality and expressiveness. An insider’s tip for church music!

Price: $30.98