Christ on the Mount of Olives
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In his only oratorio, Christ on the Mount of Olives, Beethoven depicts the sufferings of the Son of God as an emanation of humanity. In his fear of death and his doubt, Jesus is fully the Son of Man. This conflicts with the finale of the Ninth Symphony, where Beethoven clearly contrasts the divine, the ‘joy’ of Schiller’s ode, with the reality of the world as we experience it.
This recording launches a new collaboration between Kent Nagano and harmonia mundi.
This title was released for the first time in 2003.
- Luba OrgonasovaSoprano
- Placido DomingoTenor
- Andreas SchmidtBass
- Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin DSO
- Kent NaganoConductor