Viennese chamber music cycle by the Auner Quartet
Time and Location
About the Performance
Joseph Haydn Musica instrumentale sopra ie 7 ultime parole del nostro Redentore in croce Hob XX 1b
L'Introduzione (Maestoso ed adagio) Pater, dimitte illis, non enim sciunt, quid faciunt Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso Mulier, ecce filius tuus, et tu, ecce mater tua! Eli, Eli, lama asabathani? Sitio Consummatum est! Father! In manus tuas commendo spiritum meum Il terremoto
Anna Vidyaykina sand painting (projection)
“On that particular day, the walls, windows and pillars of the church were covered with black cloth, and only a large lamp hanging in the middle illuminated the sacred darkness. At a certain hour all the doors were locked and the music began. After an appropriate prelude, the bishop climbed into the pulpit, uttered one of the seven words, and contemplated it. As soon as it was over, he went down from the pulpit and kneeled before the altar. The music filled this pause. The bishop went into the pulpit for the second, third time, and so on, and each time the orchestra joined in again after the speech had ended.
Georg August Griesinger: BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ABOUT JOSEPH HAYDN
In our performance, however, the speech is only spoken with the instruments, the observation above is projected with subtle sand pictures by the artist Anna Vidyaykina.