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Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge)

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Catalogue numberLSO0862D
Release date2020-11-13
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Composed in 1803, while Beethoven was also writing the 'Eroica' Symphony, Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus am Ölberge) is the composer's only oratorio, and combines the emotive force of his later Missa Solemnis with the theatre of a Bach Passion. With orchestra, chorus and soloists, it tells the story of Jesus' prayer and arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane and reflects the emotional pressure Beethoven was under at the time. This recording by Sir Simon Rattle, with acclaimed singers Elsa Dreisig, Pavol Breslik and David Soar was made during the London Symphony Orchestra's celebration of Beethoven's 250th anniversary. 'When I came to the Mount of Olives, I immediately was simply puzzled. Why isn't this piece played? Of course, it's a mixed piece and there are weird flaws and edges but so there are in the Ninth Symphony, they're part of the personality. It's a fascinating moment in his life when he was starting really to deal with his hearing loss. He'd written the Heiligenstadt Testament, where he really confessed to his suicidal thoughts on losing the single-most important ability a musician could have. There is a kind of unearthly, underground sensation of some of it, there's also a real feeling of naive belief in the possibility of things being better. I think it is completely heaven.' — Sir Simon Rattle
 
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01 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 1a. Introduzione. Grave - Adagio
04:57 $ 0.89 USD
02 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 1b. Recitativo. "Jehova, du mein Vater!"
03:10 $ 0.57 USD
03 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 1c. Aria. "Meine Seele ist erschüttert"
04:22 $ 0.79 USD
04 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 2a. Recitativo. "Erzittre, Erde!"
01:29 $ 0.27 USD
05 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 2b. Aria. "Preist des Erlösers Güte"
00:55 $ 0.17 USD
06 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 2c. Chor der Engel. "O Heil euch ihr Erlösten"
06:24 $ 1.15 USD
07 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 3a. Recitativo. "Verkündet, Seraph, mir dein Mund"
01:03 $ 0.19 USD
08 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 3b. Duetto. "So ruhe dann mit ganzer Schwere"
04:19 $ 0.78 USD
09 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 4a. Recitativo. "Willkommen, Tod!"
01:08 $ 0.20 USD
10 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 4b. Chor der Krieger. "Wir haben ihn gesehen"
01:57 $ 0.35 USD
11 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 5a. Recitativo. "Die mich zu fangen ausgezogen sind"
01:24 $ 0.25 USD
12 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 5b. Chor der Krieger, Chor der Jünger. "Hier ist
er, der Verbannte"
02:09 $ 0.39 USD
13 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 6a. Recitativo. "Nicht ungestraft soll der Verwegnen
Schar"
01:16 $ 0.23 USD
14 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 6b. Terzetto. "In meinen Adern wühlen unbändig
Zorn und Wut"
04:17 $ 0.77 USD
15 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 6c. Chor der Krieger, Chor der Jünger. "Auf, auf!
Ergreifet den Verräter"
02:39 $ 0.48 USD
16 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 6d. Chor der Engel. "Welten singen Lob und Ehre"
01:03 $ 0.19 USD
17 Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus Am Ölberge), Op.
85: No. 6e. Chor der Engel. "Preiset ihn, ihr Engelschöre"
02:42 $ 0.49 USD
  Album total 45:14
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