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Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op. 58 / Erin Wall, Mihoko Fujimura, Christian Elsner, Liang Li / Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio SO

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Dvork's haunting 'Stabat Mater' for solo voices, chorus and orchestra is not only the most famous work of church music by the Bohemian composer, it is also one of the most impressive ever settings of the medieval hymn in which Mary, the mother of Jesus, gives vivid expression to the pain she feels at the sight of her crucified son. The terrible misfortunes that befell the composer in his private life during the creation of this work may have been a reason for this. It is the continuous expression of deep piety, above all, that gives this music its special dignity. It was precisely this intensity that was conveyed by the concert on March 26, 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz, where the four renowned soloists were in fine voice, and the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks once again delivered the "crystal clear sound" and "incredible three-dimensionality" for which it is highly praised time and again. and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Mariss Jansons, performed Dvork's deeply moving music authentically, in keeping with the composer's intentions: sensitively felt, yet with a resonant, magnificent sound.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
The performance here was recorded in concert in 2015. Jansons captures the meditative mood beautifully, and the spirit of piety is maintained, even in louder passages. The Bavarian Radio Choir is very fine, particularly in the chromatic VII (' Virgo virginum praeclara'). Soloists are also good. Highest credit. An excellent recording, then - worthy to stand with Belohlavek and Shaw.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (03/24/2015-03/26/2015).


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Works Details

>Dvorak, Antonin : Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71
  • Performers: Christian Elsner; Mihoko Fujimura (Alto); Liang Li (Bass); Erin Wall (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • Notes: München, Herkulessaal der Residenz (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 76 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live