The beginnings of Haydn’s motet Insanae et vanae curae (Insane and stupid worries flood our mind) began in with the composition of his. Although not, in my opinion, the finest of Haydn’s late half-dozen Masses (that accolade goes to the Theresienmesse), the so-called Nelson Mass – composed in. Il Ritorno di Tobia, :1 (Haydn, Joseph) .. Le motet Insanae et vanae curae/Des Staubes eitle Sorgen (:1/13c), est une adaptation pour choeur à.

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This is now one of my favorite choral pieces of all time. So, setting aside the historical considerations mentioned above, this is a very good recording of one of Haydn’s masterworks. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Always On Watch July 23, at 4: James Gibb submitted Tess Lowe October 25, at 3: Adagio D major Recit.

Insanae et vanae curae invadunt mentes nostras, saepe furore replent corda, privata spe, Quid prodest O mortalis conari pro mundanis, si coelos negligas, Sunt fausta tibi cuncta, si Deus est pro te.

The key moments in this mass are well worked out. Arrangements and Transcriptions Motet: Retrieved from ” http: The same goes for the short interventions of the soprano which perfectly merge into the tutti.


Many excellent recordings abound but none has such a particular drawing point as on the disc released here, which features the treble Jonty Ward singing the soprano solos. In between the Credo and the Sanctus Higginbottom has inserted the chorus Insanae et vanae curae, where in the liturgy the Offertory is performed.

Thursday, July 23, Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’. It is included as an independent work in the Haydn catalog but was originally part of Haydn’s oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia. This, too, is given a fully nuanced and sprightly performance by both choir and New Century Baroque.

This is a recording well worth having if, as I you love the final six of Haydn’s fourteen known settings of the Latin mass. Haydn played this part himself in the first performance. Composition Artist Credits Mass No. Vain and raging cares invade our minds, Madness often fills the heart, robbed of hope, O mortal man, what does it profit to endeavour at worldly things, if you should neglect the heavens?

However, Haydn himself seems to have had a rather ‘liberal’ approach to the way his music was treated as can be concluded from, for instance, his attitude towards various arrangements of the Sieben Worte. Adagio E-flat major Recit. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.


Insanae et vanae curae (Joseph Haydn) – ChoralWiki

One could quibble about the lack of Germanic Latin pronunciation but overall this is a polished disc of great music and deserves to be widely heard.

As admirable as Jonty Ward’s singing is – and I enjoyed it much more than other recordings with a female soprano – it seems hardly in line with the historical circumstances. Robbins Landon, is “arguably Haydn’s greatest work.

This is my favourite choral piece bar none. Skip to main content.

HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae |

Allegro moderato D minor Recit. Allegro F Minor Chorus. Retrieved from ” https: Andante D Major Chorus Fugue. In some performances that is insanqe by a very operatic way of singing, with heavy vibrato and all.

HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae

Friedrich Wilhelm Markull Whether in its present form it is from Haydn’s inaanae is not known, but Higginbottom believes that stylistically it fits the Mass well and its content is also suitable. Christina August 1, at The choir is excellent, and so is the orchestra.

Poco adagio A Major Recit.