LEOPOLD I (1640-1705): Il Sagrifizio d’Abramo, Miserere per la settimana santa.
Catalogue Number: 09W011
Reference: 555 113-2
Description: This oratorio occupies a special place among Viennese Passion compositions because the figure of Isaac is described as a prefiguration of Christ. Although Leopold was only 20when he wrote it, he was already a composer of true mastery who was able to capture in his music the hopelessness of the situation and in part to venture beyond the actual limits of tonality as observed and understood by his contemporaries. Italian-English texts. Weser-Renaissance Bremen; Manfred Cordes.