Simon Mayr: L'Armonia; Cantata for the Death of Beethoven

Simon Mayr: L'Armonia; Cantata for the Death of Beethoven

by Franz Hauk
     
 
Bavarian composer Simon Mayr was centered in the Northern Italian city of Bergamo, which in the early 18th century enjoyed a reputation as sort of "little Vienna," reflecting the cultural thrust of what was then the center of the universe as far as the arts in Europe were concerned. Mayr's contribution to Italian opera was critical, although by the 1820s he

Overview

Bavarian composer Simon Mayr was centered in the Northern Italian city of Bergamo, which in the early 18th century enjoyed a reputation as sort of "little Vienna," reflecting the cultural thrust of what was then the center of the universe as far as the arts in Europe were concerned. Mayr's contribution to Italian opera was critical, although by the 1820s he represented a relatively conservative viewpoint. He is credited with shepherding the transition from classical-styled opera to Romantic melodrama in Italy. Mayr is also notable as the teacher of composer Gaetano Donizetti, who only outlived his master by three years. The two works featured on Naxos' Simon Mayr: L'Armonia (Dramatic Cantata) are not operas but secular cantatas, a genre to which Mayr contributed more than 60 occasional pieces. Owing to its topicality, Mayr's "Cantata for the Death of Beethoven" would prove of especial interest to Beethoven enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/12/2006
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313295821
catalogNumber:
8557958
Rank:
193605

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Tracks

  1. L'Armonia, dramatic cantata for soloists, choir & orchestra  - Simon Mayr  - Franz Hauk  -  Georgian Chamber Orchestra  - Talia Or  -  Simon Mayr Choir  - Giovanni Battista Baizini
  2. Cantata for the Death of Beethoven, for soloists, choir & orchestra  - Simon Mayr  - Franz Hauk  -  Georgian Chamber Orchestra  - Talia Or  -  Simon Mayr Choir  - Nikolay Borchev  - Altin Piriù

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Franz Hauk   Primary Artist

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