Liszt: Christus - Oratorio

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Album 1
1 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Andante sostenuto 4:23 88/24 Album only
2 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Allegro moderato 7:10 88/24 Album only
3 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Pastorale und Verkundigung des Engels "Angelus ad pastores ait" 7:06 88/24 Album only
4 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Stabat mater speciosa "Stabat mater speciosa" 11:46 88/24 Album only
5 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Hirtengesang an der Krippe 4:03 88/24 Album only
6 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Quasi Andante - Pastorale 7:31 88/24 Album only
7 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Die heiligen drei Konige. Marsch 5:22 88/24 Album only
8 Teil I: Weihnachts-Oratorium: Adagio sostenuto 6:18 88/24 Album only
Album 2
1 Teil II: Nach Epiphania: Die Seligpreisungen. Andante "Beati pauperes spiritu" 9:50 88/24 Album only
2 Teil II: Nach Epiphania: Pater noster. Andante pietoso "Pater noster, qui es in coelis" 6:30 88/24 Album only
3 Teil II: Nach Epiphania: Die Grundung der Kirche. Andante maestoso assai "Tu es Petrus et super hanc 5:01 88/24 Album only
4 Teil II: Nach Epiphania: Das Wunder. Agitato "Domine salva nos perimus" 8:07 88/24 Album only
5 Teil II: Nach Epiphania: Der Einzug in Jerusalem. Allegro moderato "Hosanna, qui venit in nomine Dom 12:57 88/24 Album only
Album 3
1 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Tristis est anima mea! "Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem" 10:56 88/24 Album only
2 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: "Stabat mater dolorosa" 5:08 88/24 Album only
3 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: "Quis est homo qui non fleret" 3:34 88/24 Album only
4 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: "Eja Mater fons amoris" 4:18 88/24 Album only
5 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: "Sancta Mater istud agas" 3:29 88/24 Album only
6 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: "Juxta crucem tecum stare" 5:47 88/24 Album only
7 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: "Fac me cruce custoridri" 3:21 88/24 Album only
8 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: "Quando corpus morietur" 2:26 88/24 Album only
9 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: O Filii et Filiae "Alleluja, Alleluja! O filii et 1:36 88/24 Album only
10 Teil III: Passion und Auferstehung: Stabat mater: Resurrexit "Resurrexit tertia die" 5:11 88/24 Album only

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J. C. Superstar
The Life of Christ is divided into three major phases: Nativity - Messiah - Passion. Franz Liszt made these three phases the theme of a sacred opera which is certainly his most important religious work. MDG is now presenting this extensive and just as multifaceted opus in a major new recording on three SACDs with the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn under the conductor Roman Kofman, the Czech Philharmonic Chorus of Brno, and four renowned soloists.

F. L. Superstar
Already during his youth Liszt wanted to become a priest, but he was forced to assume the role of a piano-playing child prodigy. The further stations in his career are well known: The celebrated virtuoso guested in all the great music capitals and became a celebrated salon and keyboard lion. He first hit on the idea of a Gesamtkunstwerk combining theater and church music when in 1861, following an unhappy affair, he sought refuge in Rome and from then on dedicated himself exclusively to sacred music. Liszt himself turned to deep piety during this phase of his life. Shortly before completing his Christus he was tonsured at the Vatican in order, so a chronicler, "to seek in the priest's black cassock the peace and repose that his life until then had not granted him."


S. A. C. D. Supersound
It is already a fascinating effect when after twenty minutes of orchestral introduction the soprano voice of the angel is heard without any accompaniment at all. The score calls for a large orchestra as well as for four soloists, chorus, organ, and bells, making, for example, Christ's entry into Jerusalem a sound feast of the first order. The composition's special room dimensions - Liszt wanted the Easter hymn to be sung by an invisible women's choir to the accompaniment of the harmonium alone - are of course optimally conveyed in the SACD multichannel playback.

M. D. G. Supersite
The premiere of the Christus oratorio was conducted by Franz Liszt in 1873 at the Protestant town church in Weimar. Since the work is imbued with Latin Bible texts and the Catholic liturgy, the site of the new recording is much better: the Church of the Holy Cross in Bad Godesberg offered the MDG recording team an excellent location for phenomenal listening pleasure. A must on every wish list!