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MAYR, J.S.: Samuele [Oratorio] (A.L. Brown, Bernhard, Trost, Hamann, Simon Mayr Choir, Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra, Hauk)

Composer(s):Mayr, Johann Simon
Artist(s)
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.572721-22
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 13.98
 

 


Influential, popular and prolific in his day, Bavarian born Simon Mayr left his mark in providing a bridge between Northern classicism and the bel canto of Italy, his adopted country of residence. The oratorio Samuele deals with the calling of Samuel as a prophet, and was written in 1821 for the consecration of Pietro Mola as Bishop of Bergamo. Mayr set his oratorio to the Poesia of one of his pupils, Bartolomeo Merelli, the collaboration resulting in a fascinating work which combines theology with dramatic innovation such as the use of ‘melodrama’ or spoken text.


   




Review By Michel Parouty,Diapason,


8.572721-22_Diapason_fr.pdf


Review By Bernardo Pieri,Musica,


8.572721-22_MUSICA_102012_IT.pdf







 

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