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.