Boccherini Stabat Mater

L'Archibudelli, Roberta Invernizzi - Luigi Boccherini: Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op.42.1 & 42.2 (2003)

L'Archibudelli, Roberta Invernizzi - Luigi Boccherini: Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op.42.1 & 42.2 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 73:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # SK 89922 | Recorded: 2002

The ensemble L`Archibudelli and the cellist Anner Bylsma, together with the wonderful soprano Roberta Invernizzi, have once again recorded the exceptionally well-rehearsed Mass by Luigi Boccherini in a fantastic recording. Despite minimal use without choir and winds, the listener is captivated by the drama of each movement. Rberta Invernizzi brings out in a clear and fine voice every single twist of this interesting work and the string ensemble shines with powerful, gripping sound and wonderful slow movements. The Stabat Mater is supplemented by the String Quintet op. 42.
Dorothee Mields, Salagon Quartett & Miriam Shalinsky - Boccherini: Stabat mater, G. 532 (2017)

Dorothee Mields, Salagon Quartett & Miriam Shalinsky - Boccherini: Stabat mater, G. 532
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:43 min | 276 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Although vocal music accounts for only a small part of Luigi Boccherini’s works, his Stabat Mater in F minor, G532, is one of the most exquisite settings of this sequence from the 13th century. The first version is recorded here; it is scored for soprano and string quintet and dates from 1781. It captivates the listener by the intimacy of Boccherini’s musical language which is particularly suited to the contemplative poetry depicting Mary’s anguish during her Son’s crucifixion.
Magali Léger & Ensemble RosaSolis - Boccherini: Stabat Mater (2017)

Magali Léger & Ensemble RosaSolis - Boccherini: Stabat Mater
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:27 min | 251 MB
Label: Musica Ficta | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Luigi Boccherini produced only a modest amount of sacred music. We know, however, that he wrote sacred works throughout his life. The work which most of all represents Boccherini’s vocal output in the eyes of the wider public is the Stabat Mater G. 532. It is the original version of the Stabat Mater composed in 1781and scored for soprano and string quintet which is recorded here.
Dorothee Mields, Salagon Quartett & Miriam Shalinsky - Boccherini: Stabat mater, G. 532 (2017)

Dorothee Mields, Salagon Quartett & Miriam Shalinsky - Boccherini: Stabat mater, G. 532 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:49 | 167 MB
Label: Carus

Although vocal music accounts for only a small part of Luigi Boccherini’s works, his Stabat Mater in F minor, G532, is one of the most exquisite settings of this sequence from the 13th century. The first version is recorded here; it is scored for soprano and string quintet and dates from 1781. It captivates the listener by the intimacy of Boccherini’s musical language which is particularly suited to the contemplative poetry depicting Mary’s anguish during her Son’s crucifixion. One could wish for no better performer of this subtle sacred music than the incomparable Dorothee Mields; she is accompanied by the Salagon Quartet augmented by double bass. The recording is complemented by Mozart’s String Quartet in E flat major, K428, and the Salve Regina by Felix Mendelssohn: composed in 1824, it is frequently considered one of the youthful composer’s best works.
Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 73:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # SACDA67108 | Recorded: 1999

Boccherini wrote very little vocal music; however he left two settings of the Stabat mater. It was first set in 1781 for solo soprano and strings and then in 1800 for two sopranos and tenor, obviously influenced by the hugely-popular Pergolesi Stabat mater of 1736. There are many similarities in the notation and harmony—even the same key of F minor is used. The writing is of extraordinary individuality and seems to come straight from the heart. This unjustly neglected piece is surely one of the most remarkable sacred compostions of the era.
Emanuele d'Astorga was one of the most colourful figures in early eighteenth-century music and his life has often been the subject of legend rather than fact (brief details of which can be discovered in Robert King's illuminating booklet notes). During his life, Astorga was best known for his well-written and tuneful chamber cantatas (of which more than 150 survive) and his opera Dafni (only Act 1 now survives). But by far his most enduring work has proved to be this setting of the Stabat mater, his only surviving sacred composition. Throughout it we hear Astorga's gift for writing warm melodies, typical of the Neapolitan style of the time, and how he captures the melancholy of this most desolate of sacred texts.

VA - Luigi Boccherini: Boccherini Edition (2012) (37CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 24, 2017
VA - Luigi Boccherini: Boccherini Edition (2012) (37CD Box Set)

VA - Luigi Boccherini: Boccherini Edition (2012) (37CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 10 Gb | 38:01:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics - 94386

One of the most distinguished figures of the Classical period, the Italian composer Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805) was revered by 18th-century listeners and musicians for the charm, elegance and lyrical beauty of his music. Although his legacy has been undervalued in modern times, this new 37 CD box set, the most comprehensive on the market, invites listeners to rediscover the distinctive musical voice and graceful style that won Boccherini acclaim during his own lifetime.

Sara Mingardo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 25, 2018
Sara Mingardo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2002)

Sara Mingardo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:30 | 345 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Opus 111 | Catalog: 30367

Conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini's historical-instrument recordings of Vivaldi and other Italian Baroque composers, originally recorded around the turn of the millennium for the Opus 111 label, are being reissued on Naïve, complete with the fashion-forward graphics for which that label is known. Any and all remain completely distinctive, but this all-Vivaldi disc makes perhaps the ideal place to start.
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater, Crucifixus (2007)

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, Philippe Jaroussky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater, Crucifixus (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 202 Mb | Total time: 41:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30453 | Recorded: 2007

Antonio Vivaldi's probably early Nisi Dominus, RV 608, and Stabat Mater, RV 621, both for solo voice and ensemble, have received several top-notch recordings, so the listener can pick on the basis of voice type and stylistic preference. Countertenor David Daniels has essayed the pair with Fabio Biondi and his Europa Galante ensemble, and you can hear the preternaturally rich contralto Sara Mingardo in a reading with the fiery Italian Baroque specialist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Here you get a countertenor, Philippe Jaroussky, in the Nisi Dominus and a female contralto, Canadian Marie-Nicole Lemieux, in the Stabat Mater. The pairing robs the whole of unity at one level, but makes musical sense; the Nisi Dominus is a more athletic work that benefits from the power of the male voice, while the Stabat Mater, especially in Vivaldi's truncated and highly dramatic setting, may require the audience to identify with a female singer.
Kammerchor Stuttgart, Hofkapelle Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Haydn: Stabat Mater, Hob. XXbis (2018)

Kammerchor Stuttgart, Hofkapelle Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Haydn: Stabat Mater, Hob. XXbis (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 269 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 14 | Time: 59:51 min

Joseph Haydns Stabat Mater, written in 1767, was the first church work the composer wrote after entering the service of Prince Esterhazy in Eisenstadt. Unlike almost all his other sacred works, it soon circulated in numerous copies and established Haydns reputation as the leading vocal composer of his day. This recording under the direction of Frieder Bernius - joined by a distinguished line-up of soloists, the Kammerchor Stuttgart and the Hofkapelle Stuttgart - follows the new critical edition of the work by Carus.
Barbara Hendricks, Chœurs de Radio France, ONF, Georges Pretre - Francis Poulenc: Gloria; Stabat Mater (2006)

Francis Poulenc: Gloria; Stabat Mater (2006)
Barbara Hendricks, soprano; Chœurs de Radio France; Michel Tranchant, chorus master
Orchestre National de France, conducted by Georges Prêtre

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 55688 2 0 | 00:59:20

Understandably, Poulenc's Gloria and Stabat Mater have almost invariably been coupled together on LPs and CDs. Similarly scored for solo soprano, chorus, and orchestra, the two works are arguably the twin peaks of Poulenc's sacred music, that is, they are irresistibly melodic, energetically rhythmic, directly emotional, conservatively harmonic, and fervently religious. That said, however, the difference in tone between the two works is as striking as their similarities. Where the Gloria is light, bright, and at times even funny, the Stabat Mater, as befits its subject matter, is dark, heavy, and always deeply sorrowful. In this pair of performances with Georges Prêtre leading the Orchestre National de France and the French Radio Choir from the '80s, both works are given the deluxe French treatment. Prêtre is as skilled at balancing his forces as he is at keeping the music moving, and, as importantly, he is as capable of expressing the Gloria's joyous wit as he is of articulating the Stabat Mater's profound suffering. But the real star of these performances is American soprano Barbara Hendricks whose clear, warm voice and excellent diction breath vibrant life into all Poulenc's glorious melodies.