Pergolesi: La Contadina, Mass In F, Concertos
LA CONTADINA, MASS AND CONCERT
"A most welcome and unique 3CD aggregation of Giovanni Pergolesi's vocal and instrumental music. Dead at only 26, his music of nevertheless had a remarkable effect upon the Baroque period. He was amongst the first composers to champion the new Italian model of ‘opera buffa’. In spite of achieving popularity in Italy, a great deal of his music remained unknown during his lifetime, including the Stabat, his best-known work. The Mass in F is one of only two authentic mass settings by Pergolesi."