Rossini | Stabat Mater

Luxembourg Philharmonic, Wiener Singverein, Gustavo Gimeno, Maria Agresta, Daniela Barcellona, René Barbera, Carlo Lepore

Rossini Stabat mater CD cover

For their first recording with harmonia mundi, Gustavo Gimeno and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg revisit Rossini’s famous Stabat Mater. This work, composed after the premature end of his career in the theatre, has sometimes been criticised for its exuberance and operatic vocal writing. But that is also what makes it a unique and spellbinding work. The team assembled for this recording has perfectly understood this, and dares to present a reading that is as moving as it is exhilarating!

Luxembourg Philharmonic
Wiener Singverein
Gustavo Gimeno
Maria Agresta
Daniela Barcellona
René Barbera
Carlo Lepore

· I. Introduzione. Andante moderato. Stabat Mater dolorosa (9'17) · II. Aria. Allegretto maestoso. Cujus animam gementem (5'55) · III. Duetto. Largo. Quis est homo (6'29) · IV. Aria. Allegretto maestoso. Pro peccatis (4'15) · V. Coro e Recitativo. Andante mosso Eja, Mater (4'17) · VI. Quartetto. Allegretto moderato. Sancta Mater (6'49) · VII. Cavatina. Andante grazioso. Fac ut portem (4'28) · VIII. Aria e Coro. Andante maestoso. Inflammatus (4'37) · IX. Quartetto. Andante. Quando corpus morietur (4'16) · X. Finale. Allegro. In sempiterna sæcula (5'55)

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