2 Apr 2010

HAYDN: Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 2 April 2010
Crucifixion seen from the Cross

Crucifixion seen from the Cross Photo: James Tissot c1890 Public Domain

The New Zealand String Quartet performed this arrangement at Wellington's Opera House as part of Chamber Music New Zealand's 2009 Season. Traditionally one of the seven gospel phrases is spoken before each of the movements, followed by a gospel reading or a homily. For this event, the CMNZ commissioned New Zealand poet Dinah Hawken to compose and perform poetry expanding on each of the 'seven last words'.

New Zealand String Quartet
Recorded at Wellington's Opera House, 24 April 2009 by RNZ Concert


Sara Brodie and Dinah Hawken talk about the multi-media production of Haydn's masterpiece with the NZSQ