Pergolesi Mater

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
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.

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at May 15, 2010
Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo)

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo)
Baroque/Classical | EAC | APE+CUE no LOG | Scans | 292.1 MB | CD:65:12
Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado
Recording: Bologna, Auditorium Teatro Manzoni, 11/2008 | Released: 2009 | Label: Archiv
Sonya Yoncheva, Karine Deshayes, Ensemble Amarillis - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sonya Yoncheva, Karine Deshayes, Ensemble Amarillis - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:59 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A rapidly rising star on today’s opera scene, Sonya Yoncheva appears in this album alongside ‘Lyric Artist of the Year’ winner Karine Deshayes in a masterwork of the sacred music repertoire; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
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.
Estevan Velardi & Alessandro Stradella Consort - Bononcini: Stabat mater (2017)

Estevan Velardi & Alessandro Stradella Consort - Bononcini: Stabat mater
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:42 min | 242 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

This CD contains the Stabat Mater by Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677‐1726), one of the earliest and most famous works in this genre, on a par with the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi.
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 245.68 MB
Classical | Decca | 466 134-2

Certainly the somber beauty of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater for soprano, alto, and strings has a lot to do with its popularity. But it must be said that the story of the 26-year-old composer completing the work on his deathbed has always been too romantic for the public–or the music business–to resist. "The instant his death was known," wrote the famous 18th-century traveler Dr. Burney, "all Italy manifested an eager desire to hear and possess his productions." And so it's been ever since. In spite of the competition already on the market, it seems Decca just had to get its prize lyric soprano and hotshot young countertenor together to record the piece. –Matthew Westphal
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.