Boccherini Stabat Mater

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.

Boccherini Luigi - Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op 42.1-2  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Nov. 26, 2010
Boccherini Luigi - Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op 42.1-2

Boccherini Luigi - Stabat Mater & String Quintet
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG | Scans | 294.73 MB
Roberta Invernizzi | Released: 2003 | Label: Sony Music

Das Ensemble L`Archibudelli um den Cellisten Anner Bylsma hat gemeinsam mit der wunderbaren Sopranistin Roberta Invernizzi die äußerst selten eingespielte Messe von Luigi Boccherini in einer fantastischen Einspielung neu aufgenommen. Trotz minimaler Bestzung ohne Chor und Bläser wird der Hörer von der Dramatik der einzelnen Sätze gefesselt. Rberta Invernizzi bringt mit klarer und feiner Stimme jede einzelne Wendung dieses interessanten Werkes voll zur Geltung und das Streicherensemble brilliert mit kraftvoll zupackendem Ton und wunderbaren langsamen Sätzen. Das Stabat Mater wird ergänzt durch die Streichquintette op. 42. Eine neue Referenzeinspielung der Vivarte- Reihe für alte Musik.
La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)
Ettore Gracis, Charles Mackerras - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; A. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater & 6 Concerti grossi (1999)

Ettore Gracis, Charles Mackerras - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; A. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater & 6 Concerti grossi (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 653 Mb | Total time: 71:00+68:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 459 454-2 | Recorded: 1967, 1972, 1975

The Stabat Mater is a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ's mother during his crucifixion. Its author may be either the Franciscan friar Jacopone da Todi or Pope Innocent III. The title comes from its first line, Stabat Mater dolorosa, which means "the sorrowful mother was standing". The hymn is sung at the liturgy on the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. The Stabat Mater has been set to music by many Western composers.
George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schutz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)

George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schütz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 141:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 868-2 | Recorded: 1966, 74, 78, 80

This anthology of devotional music from 18th-century Venice and Naples offers an interesting and varied programme. Best known is Pergolesi’s Stabat mater, but the settings by Domenico Scarlatti and Bononcini stand well in comparison. The motets by Lotti, Caldara and Alessandro Scarlatti are real discoveries; Norrington’s performances of the latter are particularly fine. Guest’s Pergolesi suffers from a focus of sound which makes the interpretation seem somewhat generalised. However, all these performances give pleasure, while the music is melodically fresh and rhythmically vital.
-Terry Barfoot

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Stabat Mater in F minor (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 8, 2017
Franz Hauk - Mayr: Stabat Mater in F minor (2017)

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Stabat Mater in F minor ∙ Eja Mater in F major ∙ Ave Maris Stella in G major
Classical, Choral, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:48 min | 282 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Restored by Mayr expert Frans Hauk from two extant manuscript versions and heard here in its world premiere recording, Simon Mayrs Stabat mater in F minor was singled out by a contemporary biographer for its marvellous effect and heavenly beauty. Mayr himself frequently returned to this work, recycling one of its movements in his great Requiem (Naxos 8.573419-20). The song-like Ave maris stella builds on a hymn that dates back to the 8th century.
Antonino Fogliani - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1832 Version) & Giovanna d'Arco (2016)

Antonino Fogliani - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1832 Version) & Giovanna d'Arco
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:07 min | 303 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

Rossini's Stabat Mater is one of the staples of the sacred music repertoire but had a complicated history. He wrote it for performance in Madrid but, running short of time, enlisted the help of his friend Giovanni Tadolini. Rossini completed six pieces, Tadolini seven. Tadolini's pieces now only exist as piano reductions but conductor Antonino Fogliani has orchestrated them to allow listeners to hear the original work for the first time since 1833. Marco Tarelli's 2009 orchestration of Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc), a cantata for solo voice, is also heard on this first recording.