Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina

Audio Samples

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169 "Al Santo Sepolcro"
>     Adagio molto - Allegro ma poco
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Salve Regina
>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto Grosso in E flat major, Op. 7/6
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169 "Al Santo Sepolcro"
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Salve Regina
>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto Grosso in E flat major, Op. 7/6
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Stabat mater is a thirteenth-century Roman Catholic hymn variously attributed to Pope Innocent III and Friar Jacopone da Todi. Its title is an abbreviation of the first line of verse, Stabat mater dolorosa ("The sorrowful mother stood"). One of the most powerful and immediate of extant medieval poems, the Stabat mater meditates on the suffering of Mary during Jesus' crucifixion and is traditionally sung at the liturgy on the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Pergolesi's musical setting is one of the most beloved works in all of classical music. This new recording from the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin features vocal solos by alto Bernarda Fink and soprano Anna Prohaska.

Sunday Times
This latest recording is notable for Bernarda Fink's rich, velvety singing of the alto solos, although "historically aware" fanatics may now find her plush timbre a shade too fruity for a sacred work...This is an attractive programme and Fink fans won't be disappointed.

Gramophone Magazine
Bernhard Forck and the orchestra balance the various emotions with skill...[the Salve Regina] is an attractive piece of no great profundity.

The Telegraph
The Akademie establishes the poignancy of atmosphere at the start, and all the performances are stylish and emotionally in keeping.

The Guardian
Anna Prohaska's bright-to-the-point-of-glaring soprano contrasts well with Bernarda Fink's dark alto in the solos...[Forck] does remind you how forceful its confrontation with mortality is, and how much is gained when sentiment is stripped away.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (12/2009).



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169 "Al Santo Sepolcro" :: Adagio molto - Allegro ma poco
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1728

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Salve Regina
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto Grosso in E flat major, Op. 7/6
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
  • Performer: Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736