Pergolesi Mater

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi - Pergolesi, A.Scarlatti, Leo: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Messa di S. Emidio (2010)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Messa di S. Emidio; A.Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, Messa per il Santissimo Natale; Leo: Salve Regina (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 884 Mb | Total time: 79:39+58:39+58:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30507 | Recorded: 1995, 1998, 2008

The legendary Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was born 300 years ago, in 1710. To mark the anniversary, Naïve re-issues three renowned recordings to feature his choral music, in a specially-priced box set, headed by the Gramophone award-winning version of his Stabat Mater by Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano, considered one of the best ever recorded…
Also featured in the bargain “3 for the price of 1” set are other short pieces by Pergolesi, plus more by Alessandro Scarlatti and Leonardo Leo.
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.
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
Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017) [24/96]

Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:09 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Handel wrote little for his native tongue, but what he did demonstrates a particular level of contemplative piety while still employing the familiar techniques of Italian opera. Praise for the beauty of nature and eternal life are the subjects of the sacred poems by his contemporary Barthold Heinrich Brockes which Handel set to music in his 'Nine German Arias'. Each aria celebrates an aspect of nature, from the beauty of a flaming rose to the sweetness of silence, with extraordinary tenderness and sincerity.
Marie-Luise Hinrichs - Pergolesi: Stabat mater, P. 77 - Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas (2017)

Marie-Luise Hinrichs - Pergolesi: Stabat mater, P. 77 - Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:58 | 127 MB
Label: CPO

Marie-Luise Hinrichs created a great national and international sensation in the music world with her own piano arrangements of compositions by the medieval saint Hildegard von Bingen, to which she lent new pianistic touches. She now has prepared a piano version of Pergolesi’s world-famous Stabat Mater. The pianist herself writes: “Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater fascinated me from the very beginning. The music is so deeply moving that I made it a top priority to play it on the piano and to rewrite the music for this instrument. While I was rewriting the Stabat Mater, I experienced phases of great enthusiasm for this work and even days during which I could not continue to write because its profound sadness had overwhelmed me. However, it also has a marvellous turn, when at the end it speaks of the glory of paradise and the protection offered by the cross and along with it the grace of Christ.” This release showcases a gripping and profound performance with the hallmarks typifying Marie-Luise Hinrichs and her luminous, most finely nuanced and warm piano sound.
Anna Netrebko, Marianna Pizzolato - Stabat Mater: A Tribute to Pergolesi (2011)

Anna Netrebko, Marianna Pizzolato - Stabat Mater: A Tribute to Pergolesi (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:48 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 8857 GH2

Baroque music is not the usual province of soprano Anna Netrebko, or contralto Marianna Pizzolato, or conductor Antonio Pappano, or the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, so the listener might approach this tribute to the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi with some skepticism, but the performers do a terrific job. The orchestra uses modern instruments, so this is never going to be mistaken for a recording by Baroque specialists, but everyone involved approaches the challenge with such sensitivity and such evident excitement that listeners who don't demand absolute adherence to cutting-edge developments in early music practice are likely to be swept up.
Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:04 min | 279 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

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.
Pergolesi- Stabat Mater; Vivaldi- Gloria in D major, RV 589; Scarlatti- Messa di Santa Cecilia [2001]

Pergolesi- Stabat Mater; Vivaldi- Gloria in D major, RV 589; Scarlatti- Messa di Santa Cecilia
(Timothy Brown; Pieter Jan Leusink; Maurice de Abravanel) [2001]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 569 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 99289 | TT: CD1`63:50, CD2`54:07

This release is dedicated to some of the most famous settings of the Stabat mater, revealing the genre's varying treatment by composers over the centuries. From Palestrina's effective use of polyphony to Pergolesi's unusually sparse instrumental accompaniment, we move forward in time to contributions by Vivaldi and Haydn. These compositions rank among some of the most famous and affective music ever composed.
Florilegium - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Florilegium - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2010)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.49GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Channel Classics

As a composer Pergolesi’s productive career began at the age of twenty, and by twenty-six (March 1736) he had died of tuberculosis. During his lifetime Pergolesi’s fame was restricted, in the main, to Rome and Naples, yet after his death, his reputation eclipsed most other composers in the second half of the eighteenth century. The whole of Europe developed an increasing curiosity for his compositions. His posthumous celebrity status was such a magnet in the music world that, hoping to reap large financial profits, publishers and opera directors alike attributed his name to hundreds of vocal and instrumental works by lesser-known composers. Following Pergolesi’s death the Stabat Mater became one of the most celebrated and frequently printed works of the 18th century.
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Violin Concerto B-dur; Salve Regina c-moll (Claudio Abbado, Mingardo, Harnisch,  Kleiter, Carmignola

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater; Violin Concerto B-dur; Salve Regina c-moll (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo, Rachel Harnisch, Julia Kleiter, Giuliano Carmignola) [2009]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Archiv Produktion | Covers
Catalog Number: 477 8077 | 65:12 | 1cd, 299.18 MB

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi had a tragically short career, living just 26 years, and producing most of his mature works over a period of about five years. This album includes three of the composer's most representative pieces. The most familiar is the 40-minute Stabat mater for soprano, alto, and orchestra, which was the most frequently published composition of the 18th century. This version, featuring soprano Rachel Harnisch and contralto Sara Mingardo, makes a splendid introduction to the work and should be of interest to anyone who loves this poignant music. …
by Stephen Eddins