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MAYR, J.S.: Tobia, o Tobiae matrimonium [Oratorio] (Simon Mayr Choir and Ensemble, Hauk)

Composer(s):Mayr, Johann Simon
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.570752-53
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps

One of the most important composers of opera and sacred music between Mozart and Rossini, and Donizetti’s teacher, Johann Simon Mayr also composed several major oratorios, including David (8.570366–67) and The Marriage of Tobias. Like Haydn’s more famous Il Ritorno di Tobia (8.570300–02), Mayr’s work recounts how the archangel Raphael miraculously helps the boy Tobias to cure his aged father’s blindness. Conductor Franz Hauk prepared the performing edition for this exciting new recording. Mayr’s L’Amor coniugale (), and L’Armonia and Cantata sopra la morte di Beethoven (8.557958) are also available.



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Review By David Denton, Naxos,June 2009

My customary coolness towards little-known 18th century oratorio has been swept aside by Simon Mayr’s, Tobiae matrimonium (The Marriage of Tobias), its inclination towards opera being a contributory factor. A native of Bavaria, Mayr lived in Italy during his early twenties, first in Venice, and later moving to Bergamo where he continued his substantial output as a composer in many genres, much aimed at the church. On his death in 1845 his catalogue numbered 1510 works, but with Beethoven and his contemporaries having already emerged, Mayr was soon forgotten. Tobias dates from 1794 and marked the beginning of his career as an opera composer. I will not detail the torturous route by which we arrive at the performing edition by Franz Hauk, the



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