'Between 1768 and 1771, and after he had moved to Salzburg, Joseph Haydn's younger brother Michael Haydn composed four large-scale German-language oratorios with a religious theme that are of historical significance to the genre: Der Kampf der Buβe und Bekehrung, 1768; Kaiser Constantin I. Feldzug und Sieg, 1769; Der reumütige Petrus, 1770; and Der büβende Sünder, 1771. The handwritten scores to these are among the most important items in the music collection of the National Széc...hényi Library in Budapest. Since these extraordinary works to this day remain unknown to the wider world, the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra set about researching them in 2004, which resulted in the release of recordings of two of the works (Der Kampf der Buβe und Bekehrung and Der büβende Sünder) and also their performance in concert. In the 2015/16 season, under the professional guidance of Orfeo Orchestra member and musicologist Anna Scholz, we have also released Kaiser Constantin I. Feldzug und Sieg, which on this evening will be performed for the first time since 1769, making it a modern-day world première.
The interval will be followed by Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate (K. 165), a familiar solo motet the composer wrote for outstanding castrato Venanzio Rauzzini. The concert, which spans a repertoire of around a decade, will close with the Coronation Mass in C major (K. 317). The work was composed in 1779, while Mozart was working at the Salzburg Cathedral. (György Vashegyi)
The Purcell Chorus and Orfeo Orchestra subscription for the 2016/17 season can be purchased at a 20% discount before 31 May 2016. The discounted tickets are available exclusively from the Müpa Budapest box offices.
Sponsored by: Budavár District Council, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungarian Academy of Art, Hungarian National Cultural Fund, fidelio.hu
Presented by: Sysart Kft. Orfeo Music Foundation
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Refreshments – Without the Queue
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