# Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
# Performers: Pilar Lorengar, Yvonne Minton, Luciano Pavarotti, Hans Sotin
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
# Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
# Vinyls (1972)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B0000041MB
# Size: 1.05 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
The traditional Stabat Mater text, which portrays Mary weeping beside the Cross, is so gloomy that it has attracted few great composers. The most memorable settings are by Pergolesi, Dvorak, and this one form Rossini. His innate bounciness and insouciance never go away, even under tragic circumstances, and the famous tenor aria form this work, “Cuius anima,” became a hit because of its rollicking rhythm and cheerful tune – one can blank out what the text is actually saying.
The Kertesz version would stay afloat if for no other reason than Pavarotti’s glorious singing; the sessions are from Dec. 1970 and March 1971, so the voice is fresh and thrilling. No other Italians appear in the vocal quartet, but Lorengar, Minton, and Sotin are a matchless set with the addition of Pavarotti, and they take care to blend beautifully in ensembles, not always true in big bowwow works like this one or the Verdi Requiem. Kertesz displays his abundant gifts as conductor, and Decca’s sound, if a bit dulled over time, is by any standard very good. The LSO and its chorus are in top form.
|A1||Introduction: Stabat Mater||8:35|
|A2||Aria: Cujus Animam||5:46|
|A3||Duet: Quis Est Homo||5:38|
|A4||Aria: Pro Peccatis||4:30|
|A5||Chorus And Recitative: Eja Mater||4:21|
|B1||Quartet: Sancta Mater||7:00|
|B2||Cavatina: Fac Ut Portem||4:00|
|B3||Aria: Inflammatus Et Accensus||4:24|
|B4||Quartet: Quando Corpus||4:05|
Analyzed folder: /96kGioRos_StaMat_Ker/96k Rossini – Stabat Mater – Kertesz
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR11 -1.37 dB -18.23 dB A1 Introduction-Stabat Mater.wav
DR13 -2.99 dB -21.40 dB A2 Aria-Cujus Animam.wav
DR12 -5.18 dB -22.36 dB A3 Duet-Quis Est Homo.wav
DR13 -3.49 dB -19.97 dB A4 Aria-Pro Peccatis.wav
DR13 -3.44 dB -23.16 dB A5 Chorus And Recitative-Eja Mater.wav
DR13 -3.41 dB -21.92 dB B1 Quartet-Sancta Mater.wav
DR12 -5.45 dB -23.21 dB B2 Cavatina-Fac Ut Portem.wav
DR12 -1.36 dB -17.68 dB B3 Aria-Inflammatus Et Accensus.wav
DR14 -6.67 dB -29.38 dB B4 Quartet-Quando Corpus.wav
DR10 -0.98 dB -15.16 dB B5 Finale-Amen.wav
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR12
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