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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Seven Last Words


In 1786 Franz Joseph Haydn received a commission for a work celebrating Good Friday, for the service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva (Holy Cave Oratory) in Cádiz, Spain. Haydn produced seven slow movements, each modeled after one of the seven storied utterances of Christ on the cross. The profoundly moving work is accompanied by Bach’s transcendent Cantata accepting the reality of death with peace of heart and mind.

Join us for a pre-concert lecture with Michael Parloff at 3:30 PM in the Rose Studio. Tickets $10, $8 for concert ticket holders.


Bach Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (1727)

Haydn The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross for String Quartet, Op. 51 (1786)

Alice Tully Hall
  • 1941 Broadway
  • Manhattan, NY 10023