Haydn and Bach
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
About Haydn and Bach
In 1786 Franz Joseph Haydn received a commission for a work celebrating Good Friday, for the service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva (Holy Cave Oratory) in Cádiz, Spain. Haydn produced seven slow movements, each modeled after one of the seven storied utterances of Christ on the cross. The profoundly moving work is accompanied by Bach’s transcendent Cantata accepting the reality of death with peace of heart and mind.
Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon, double bassist Timothy Cobb, oboist Stephen Taylor, and the Orion String Quartet will perform Bach’s Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82 and Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross for String Quartet, Op. 51.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed at performances.