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PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater / Salve Regina in C minor

Composer(s):Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.557447
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The 18th century French writer, Charles de Brosses described Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, completed as the composer lay dying, as ‘the master work of Latin music’. Although this is music of great tenderness and sombre beauty, the work also includes chromatic sequences, sighing passages and dramatic dissonance straight out of the operatic style that had first made Pergolesi famous. Pergolesi’s Salve Regina in C minor, also from the composer’s last few months, is written in a similarly expressive style.


   




Review By Naxos,

This is an extraordinary recording - not so much the repertoire as the performance itself. Joerg Waschinski has the most beautiful (and powerful) male soprano voice I have ever heard. With his counter-tenor partner in the Stabat Mater they form a is perfect match, and together produce simply heavenly results. Pergolesi's masterpiece was completed by the dying 20-year-old musical genius on his deathbed, and so impressed J.S.Bach that (like with some of Vivaldi's concertos) he was compelled to adapt and arrange the music. In the Salve Regina, Waschinski stars alone. The orchestra led by veteran baroque specialist Helmut Mueller-Bruehl provides discreet accompaniment. This recording is worth its weight in gold!



Review By Margaret Mc Namara,FM Program Guide,August 2006

This recording with these two voices allows us to hear Stabat Mater and Salve Regina as Pergolesi would most likely have intended them. The first was written for soprano, alto, strings and organ as a commission from the Confraternita dei Cavalieri di San Luigi di Palazzo, intended to be used by the brotherhood as music for Good Friday to replace Scarlatti's Stabat Mater. The Salve Regina in C minor was for soprano, strings and continuo. The two works were written when illness had caused Pergolesi to move from Naples to the Capuchin monastery in Pozzuoli in the last year of his life. He lived only twenty-six years and is said to have completed the Stabat Mater only days before his death. By contrast with some of his earlier compositions, which included oratorios and operas, these

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Review By Margaret Mc Namara,FM Program Guide,August 2006

This recording with these two voices allows us to hear Stabat Mater and Salve Regina as Pergolesi would most likely have intended them. The first was written for soprano, alto, strings and organ as a commission from the Confraternita dei Cavalieri di San Luigi di Palazzo, intended to be used by the brotherhood as music for Good Friday to replace Scarlatti's Stabat Mater. The Salve Regina in C minor was for soprano, strings and continuo. The two works were written when illness had caused Pergolesi to move from Naples to the Capuchin monastery in Pozzuoli in the last year of his life. He lived only twenty-six years and is said to have completed the Stabat Mater only days before his death. By contrast with some of his earlier compositions, which included oratorios and operas, these

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Review By ,Scherzo,June 2006


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