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The beginnings of Haydn’s motet Insanae et vanae curae (Insane and stupid worries flood our mind) began in with the composition of his. Although not, in my opinion, the finest of Haydn’s late half-dozen Masses (that accolade goes to the Theresienmesse), the so-called Nelson Mass – composed in. Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Insanae et Vanae Curae, motet for on AllMusic.

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There are other explanations. Although this ineanae was repelled when the British admiral Lord Nelson won the Battle of the Nile August Edward Higginbottom, in his liner-notes, points out that this news probably only reached Vienna after the completion of this mass. However, Haydn himself seems to have unsanae a rather ‘liberal’ approach to the way his music was treated as can be concluded from, for instance, his attitude towards various arrangements of the Sieben Worte.

Why Read more exactly Haydn gave this name is not quite clear. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat That comes to the fore, for instance, in ‘Qui tollis peccata mundi’ Gloria where Haydn juxtaposes a bass solo and the choir. Each voice is clearly etched and the music dispatched in a businesslike manner.

Many excellent recordings abound but none has such a particular drawing point as on the disc released here, which features the treble Jonty Ward singing the soprano solos.

Tom Edwards gives a beautiful account of his part, but never moves away from the choir. I recently discovered this marvelous piece on a recording by St.


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Thursday, July 23, Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’. The role of the trumpets and timpani is even more striking because of the lack of woodwind and horns. Always On Watch July 23, at 4: If we look at this recording from the perspective of ‘authenticity’ the picture is mixed. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. It is included as an independent work in the Haydn catalog but was originally part of Haydn’s oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia.

What a thrill it would be to sing this with a choir! Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

Retrieved from ” https: The best-known and most popular is that it was inspired by political circumstances: This performance is a team effort, and that gives it a great amount of coherence.

This is a recording well worth having if, as I you love the final six of Haydn’s fourteen known settings of ganae Latin mass. Skip to main content.

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That is guaranteed here as the four soloists are all members of the choir. The same goes for the short interventions of the soprano which perfectly merge into the tutti. The choir is excellent, and so is the orchestra.

The solo voices are always part of the ensemble, and should blend with each other and with the choir. The soprano vocal part is remarkable. There is a certain purity to his music, and that purity leads me to love Haydn’s music more than Mozart’s.


Franz Joseph Haydn Performer: I am sure I shall return to it, and it would be interesting to see other masses performed by these forces. Here the soprano has been given a virtuosic role, not unlike that of an opera star. Posted by Alan Beggerow at One could quibble about the lack of Germanic Latin pronunciation but overall this is a polished disc of great music and deserves to be widely heard. Haydn played this part himself in the first performance.

The adaptation of the orchestral scoring of the motet Insanae et vanae curae is questionable. Privacy policy About ChoralWiki Disclaimers. Robbins Landon, is “arguably Haydn’s greatest work. Joseph Haydn Number of voices: Yes, Haydn’s other works are perhaps more famous, but this is the one that really stirs my heart. James Gibb submitted The Mass was originally called Missa in Angustiis which can be translated as Mass in times of trouble or fear. Since childhood, I have loved the music of Franz Joseph Haydn.

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