SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): L'Armonia - Cantata for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra, Cantata sopra la morte di Beethoven for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 01I034
Description: Forces which have recorded Mayr already for the Guild label now show up at budget-price with a 44-minute cantata from 1825 which, like Mayr's operas, shows his synthesis of Viennese Classicism and Italianate melody and dramatic style. The 15-minute Beethoven cantata (1827, obviously) contains allusions to Wellington's Victory, the Symphony No. 6 and Christ on the Mount of Olives - which tells us something about the perceived popularity of Beethoven's works at the time of his death. Texts available online. Talia Or (soprano), Altin Piriù (tenor), Nikolai Borchev (bass), Simon Mayr Choir, Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra; Franz Hauk.