Christ in the Mount of Olives, Op. 85

Christ in the Mount of Olives (Christus am Ölberge), Op. 85, is an oratorio by L. van Beethoven, portraying the turmoil of Jesus in Gethsemane. The German libretto, by Franz Xaver Huber, was written in very short time. It was first performed in 1803, and the ten years that passed between composition and publication resulted in a relatively high opus number. The work is a dramatic oratorio rather than a choral Mass, and it concludes at the point of Jesus personally accepting his fate, placing the emphasis on his own decision rather ... more

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