Missa in Angustiis D minor Hob XXII 11,1798 : Nelson-messe

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Title: Missa in Angustiis D minor Hob XXII 11,1798 : Nelson-messe
Otros títulos: Missa in Angustiis
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Joseph Haydn; Kathrin Graf; Verena Piller; Ernst Haefliger; Jakob Stämpfli; Berner Kammerchor; Berner Kammerorchester; Jörg Ewald Dähler
Forma Musical: Masses
Abstract: In the early days of August 1798, the British Admiral Lord Nelson engaged Napoleon's fleet at Aboukir Bay, near the mouth of the Nile River. Nelson's victory in what became known as the Battle of the Nile was a major breakthrough in the battle against the French. News of it traveled quickly, and Nelson became a celebrated hero. Back at the Esterházy court, Franz Josef Haydn was putting the finishing touches to his Mass in D minor, the third of six masses he wrote over the years 1796 to 1802 to commemorate the nameday of Princess Marie Hermenegild, the wife of his patron Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy. Haydn had already taken note of the war against Napoleon in his Mass in Time of War (1796), and there are likewise allusions to the fighting in the Mass in D minor—Haydn's only mass in a minor key—whose original title, Missa in angustiis, can be translated as Mass in Time of Difficulty or Anxiety. The news of Nelson's victory had probably reached Esterháza by the time of the first performance ...


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