Stabat Mater Box Set 14cd
Rienth, Felix; Camerata Ligure; Morandi, Pier Giorgio; Hopper, Catherine; Hamari, Julia; Mcdonald, Rob; Velardi, Estévan; Cattaneo, Pieralberto; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR; Guglhör, Gerd; Zadori, Maria; Christophers, Harry; Laki, Krisztina; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Gruffydd Jones, Angharad; Stryja, Karol; Buwalda, Sytse; Budd, Jeremy; Eser-Streit, Priska; Washington Chorus; Gadulanka, Jadwiga; The Sixteen; Naessens, Hugo; Leusink, Pieter Jan; Piquemal, Michel; Clemencic, Rene; Cracow C
The text of Stabat Mater Dolorosa, a hymn to the Virgin Mary, is attributed to Jacopo Todi (1230-1306). It is a lamentation upon the tragic fate of Mary, bewailing the suffering and death of her son Jesus Christ at the cross. This outpouring of grief and loss is of universal human appeal and has inspired many composers throughout history, writing music of the most heart wrenching beauty. This release is the most extensive collection of Stabat Maters ever collected, 23 in total. It includes the most famous Stabat Mater ever composed, that by Pergolesi, as well as by known and lesser known composers from the Baroque well into the twentieth century, closing with the moving Stabat Mater by Arvo Part. This is a worthy successor to the successful Brilliant Classics Requiem collection.