1. Oratorio by

Wolgang Amadeus Mozart

The obligation of the first commandment

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Contributors

 

 

Compassion:   Irene Spitzl

Justice:      Salpi Lemke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Spirit:        Marco Ascani

World Spirit:          Barbara Mare-Louise Pavelka  Here is the blog post!


Christian:             Faik Hondozi

Fluentum orchestra


Conductors:        Andris Rasmanis  Here is the interview

Assistant and 2nd conductor       Gregor Hanke (April 17th in Heiligenkreuz)

Direction and production: Barbara Marie-Louise Pavelka

The Obligation of the First Commandment KV 35, composed in 1767, is a sacred Singspiel, the first part of which is the first stage work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second part is by Michael Haydn, the third by Anton Cajetan Adlgasser. Only the part composed by Mozart has survived, the other two have been lost. The libretto is by Ignatz Anton von Weiser.

The allegorical figures righteousness, mercy and the Christian spirit debate  the salvation of the sleeping Christian. The question is how they do it  can bring back to be something more eager. Tried especially  the Christian spirit die  Imploring justice and mercy to help him. Depending on their peculiarities, they revolt  their way off. So they decide to send the Christian a nightmare in which he only  has one more day to live and has to give an account of his life. Since he little  worked and preferred to chase after every pleasure, it is implied that he has not  comes off very well. Awakened from this nightmare, he tries the meaning  to interpret this dream. But then the allegory of the world spirit comes to him  to distract and thus lead away from the Christian spirit. In the dispute between Weltgeist and  The Christian Spirit decides to be a doctor  to 

pretend to cure him that  Weltgeist wants the Christian from his horror through amusements of the most varied of types

Kind of heal. Which path the Christian takes remains open here. The first part ends here.

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