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Favorite Oratorio.

Music composed between 1600 and 1750: Bach, Handel, etc.
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Favorite Oratorio?

The Messiah (Handel)
2
22%
The Creation (Haydn)
5
56%
Elijah (Mendelssohn
0
No votes
Die Israeliten in der Wüste (CPE Bach)
1
11%
The Seasons (Haydn)
1
11%
St Paulus (Mendelssohn)
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 9

Favorite Oratorio.

Postby Philip Daniel » 25 Aug 2004, 22:32

Which of the above is your favorite oratorio? My favorite is Haydn's The Creation, followed by CPE Bach's Die Israeliten in der Wüste. Both are testimonies to the lasting religious faith of the composers. For their perfection of form, beauty of invention, and superb storytelling, I hold them in a special place in my heart. Don't get me wrong, though, I love all of Handel's oratorios too. His choral writing is very beautiful.
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Postby beethoven » 26 Aug 2004, 00:09

Mine is also Creation by Haydn. I love it soo much. It's the greatest work of Haydn I believe.da sheeyat flowz lyk cum inzide da cunt
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Postby Goldberg » 26 Aug 2004, 00:23

The Creation here, as well. Incredible!
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Postby Philip Daniel » 26 Aug 2004, 01:17

The Seasons isn't bad, either. It's a very mature masterpiece from the aging genius :wink:. I have always found it so powerfully affecting. Also, Haydn's early oratorio The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross is very touching and powerful, almost baroque in its aesthetic conception of the lament and lamentation :sad:. I love both.
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Postby virtuoso_735 » 26 Aug 2004, 14:46

I haven't heard any of the ortarios listed above. Maybe I should listen to more choral music.
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Postby Philip Daniel » 26 Aug 2004, 14:48

virtuoso_735 wrote:I haven't heard any of the ortarios listed above. Maybe I should listen to more choral music.

You haven't even heard The Messiah or The Creation :?. What a shame! :(
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Postby WinterWind_23 » 26 Aug 2004, 15:07

I haven't heard any either! I should listen to the Haydn, I was going to. Whats the difference between Oratorio and other choral works like Requim and Mass?

BTW, I've listened to Bach's Mass in Bm and Requim and Brahms Deustche Requim, and those are my favorite choral musics. Very powerful and emotional. Mozart's probably my favorite.
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Postby Philip Daniel » 26 Aug 2004, 21:12

Hey!
I would suggest to those further interested in oratorio to listen to Berlioz's oratorio L'enfance du Christ, which, although I have many reservations about Berlioz, I find especially poignant and well written in most respects.
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Postby virtuoso_735 » 26 Aug 2004, 21:14

Philip Daniel wrote:
virtuoso_735 wrote:I haven't heard any of the ortarios listed above. Maybe I should listen to more choral music.

You haven't even heard The Messiah or The Creation :?. What a shame! :(


Yeah I should listen to more choral music, but it seems I am concentrating more on piano and orchestral music at this moment. I only heard a few famous excerpts from the Messiah of Handel.
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Postby WinterWind_23 » 27 Aug 2004, 14:51

Philip Daniel wrote:Hey!
I would suggest to those further interested in oratorio to listen to Berlioz's oratorio L'enfance du Christ, which, although I have many reservations about Berlioz, I find especially poignant and well written in most respects.


I'll try to. Though I haven't heard the Haydn or any other masses before!
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Postby Jeliness2 » 27 Aug 2004, 15:07

I liked the creationtoo.
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Postby WinterWind_23 » 03 Sep 2004, 22:32

Yea, I STILL need to listen to it!

I havent' been to the library yet for a while.
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