Gesù Cristo negato da Pietro | FUX
According to the Christian tradition, the day and night of Maundy Thursday are filled with key events of the story of the Salvation. One of them is Peter’s denial of Jesus, which is the main theme of the oratorio by Johann Joseph Fux, a composer who worked in the transition time from the Baroque to the Pre-Classical period.
As a great admirer of the Renaissance composer Palestrina, active during the flourishing period of the Baroque and able to see first-hand the changes brought about by the oncoming classical period, Fux is best known as the author of a seminal treatise on counterpoint Gradus ad Parnassum. His Gesù Cristo negato da Pietro will be performed by the excellent ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria led by Gunar Letzbor.
Ars Antiqua Austria
Gunar Letzbor – conductor
ICE Kraków Congress Centre, Krzysztof Penderecki Auditorium Hall S1