Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester, Chorus Musicus Köln - Salieri: La Passione di nostro signore Gesu Cristo (2004)
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Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 60 100 | Recorded: 2003
First performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 1776 La passione di nostro Signore Gesu Cristo is a work of Salieri’s early maturity. It’s a passion oratorio but one that gorges on operatic convention to make its powerfully dramatic points. If it’s further to be anatomised, the traditional recitative-aria and solo and chorus block voicings also faithfully follow operatic form and so Azione sacra is as good a term as oratorio to describe Salieri’s work.