Alia Vox’s first ever DVD is not another filmed concert, but a real movie: conceived, lit, filmed and edited as such, in the Santa Cueva church, Cadix, where Haydn's work was premiered in 1787. As we have come to expect from Alia Vox, all the menus and subtitles are available in 7 langages, plus four outstanding bonuses, including a text written and read out especially for Alia Vox by Jose Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature. A complete interactive catalogue features musical higlights from each album.
Interview with Raimon Panikkar, theologist (about the meaning of the Seven Last Words)
Interview with Jose Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature: " The Seven LastWords of Man", original text written and read out by the author for Alia Vox.
Interview with Jordi Savall, about the musical issues.
Interview with the Priest of the Santa Cueva Church, about the history of commission to Haydn.
“…this live 2006 performance… is given in its original orchestral form in the location for which it was intended - the chapel of Santa Cueva in Cádiz… Played on period instruments the performance… expertly motivated by Jordi Savall, achieving a fine blend of solemnity and austerity with intimacy of feeling. ...this is the ultimate in authentic performance.”
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