Music: April Records

Not often do records bring a 150-year-old composition to the ears of U. . music lovers for virtually the first time, but this month that rare event occurs. In 1785 the Canon of the Cathedral in Cádiz, Spain, commissioned some 80 minutes of music from Austria's Franz Joseph Haydn. The music was for the three-hour service on Good Friday, when in Catholic churches seven sermons are usually preached on the Seven Last Words of Christ.* Joseph Haydn furnished an orchestral introduction for these discourses, seven slow interludes, a brief finale. Even without the...

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