Mozart: Davide Penitente, K469

Naxos: 8570231

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Mozart: Davide Penitente, K469

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8570231
(8.570231)

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st Dec 2007

Barcode:

0747313023172

Length:

52 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Mozart: Davide Penitente, K469


Trine Wilsberg Lund (soprano), Kristina Wahlin (soprano) & Lothar Odinius (tenor)

Immortal Bach Ensemble & Leipziger Kammerorchester, Morten Schuldt-Jensen

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In 1785 at the height of his career in Vienna, Mozart was commissioned by Viennese Society of Musicians to write a work for a Lenten benefit concert. Short of time, he recycled the Kyrie and Gloria from his earlier unfinished Mass in C Minor to form part of the oratorio Davidde penitente. Drawing upon the psalms of David, both penitential and joyful, this is a work of great beauty, notable for its memorable choruses, exquisite writing for the woodwind and, in particular, the two new solo arias, A te, fra tanti affanni (From you, amid such troubles) and Tra l’oscure ombre funeste (Amid the dark grievous shadows), both of which begin with a long expressive opening followed by a virtuoso second section.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Davide penitente, K. 469

Alzai le flebili voci al Signor (Chorus, Soprano 1)

Cantiam le glorie (Chorus)

Aria: Lungi le cure ingrate (Soprano 2)

Si pur sempre benigno, oh Dio (Chorus)

Duet: Sorgi, o Signore, e spargi (Soprano 1 and 2)

Aria: A te, fra tanti affanni (Tenor)

Se vuoi, puniscimi (Chorus)

Aria: Tra l'oscure ombre funeste (Soprano 1)

Trio: Tutte le mie speranze (Soprano 1 and 2, Tenor)

Chi in Dio sol spera - Di tai pericoli non ha timor (Chorus and Soli)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Regina coeli, K. 108

Regina coeli laetare (Chorus)

Quia quem meruisti portare (Soprano, Chorus)

Ora pro nobis Deum (Soprano)

Alleluja (Soprano, Chorus)

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