Rousset: Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (24/96 FLAC)
Rousset: Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Nicola Porpora, Leonardo Leo
Performer: Sandrine Piau, Christopher Lowrey
Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Alpha
Size: 1.11 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater in F Minor, P. 77
01. I. Stabat Mater dolorosa
02. II. Cujus animam gementem
03. III. O quam tristis et dolebat
04. IV. Quae moerebat et dolebat
05. V. Quis est homo qui non fleret
06. VI. Vidit suum dulcem natum
07. VII. Eia Mater fons amoris
08. VIII. Fac ut ardeat cor meum
09. IX. Sancta Mater istud agas
10. X. Fac ut portem Christi mortem
11. XI. Inflammatus et accensus
12. XII. Quando corpus morietur

Nicola Porpora: Salve Regina in G Major
13. I. Salve Regina
14. II. Ad te clamamus
15. III. Ad te suspiramus
16. IV.Eia ergo
17. V. Et Jesum
18. VI. O clemens

Leonardo Leo: Beatus vir qui timet in F Major
19. I. Beatus vir
20. II. Exortum est
21. III. Misericors
22. IV. Iucundus homo
23. V. Dispersit
24. VI. Gloria
25. VII. Sicut era

Longstanding partners Sandrine Piau and Christophe Rousset have frequently performed the Stabat Mater, an emblematic work of the eighteenth-century Neapolitan repertory, both together and with other musicians. It was therefore a natural step for them to record this supreme masterpiece of sacred music. They are joined here by a relative newcomer to Les Talens Lyriques who has also become a regular partner with the ensemble, the American countertenor Christopher Lowrey. The programme is completed by a Beatus vir by Leonardo Leo (1694-1744), sung by Christopher Lowrey, and a Salve Regina for soprano (Sandrine Piau) by Nicola Porpora (1686-1768), two totally unknown works by two composers who were nevertheless very famous at the time – Porpora, for example, was Farinelli’s singing teacher and mentor to the youthful Haydn. Christophe Rousset finds in this music ‘an expression of very Mediterranean, very highly flavoured piety, in which one moves from tears to laughter quite quickly’. Sandrine Piau sees in Leo ‘an elegance of style, a certain distance in sorrow’. © Alpha Classics

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