Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat Mater – Emma Kirkby, Daniel Taylor, Theatre of Early Music on. This new release from Hungaroton features two late compositions by Alessandro Scarlatti. The main work is the Stabat mater but it is prefaced by a Sonata in C. This is a recording of a relatively rare version: the Stabat Mater that the Cavalieri della Virgine dei Dolori commissioned in from the most famous opera.

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At that time he had around 40 Stabat Mater CDs. Introspection Late Night Partying. Alessandro Scarlatti — was born in Palermo, Italy.

As well as these masterpieces, Scarlatti also produced a considerable quantity of operas, secular cantatas and church music. Composition Artist Credits Stabat mater. Zadori has a light, attractive-sounding voice, a strong technique and a good ear; her intonation is secure and she has a firm grasp of style.

In he was appointed organist and composer of the vice-regal court in Naples and, after a failed attempt to gain employment with the Medici family stabqt Florence the following year, he returned to Naples to write opera. He scored it for two solo voices, soprano and mezzo-soprano with an orchestra of strings.

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It is written for 10 voices and continuo and shuns the use of any concertante instrument as well as any double-choir writing, using solo voices emerging from the polyphonic texture to emphasise expressive passages. Unlike so much of his vocal music this sonata, at least, is conservative in outlook with few noteworthy features.

Stabat Mater ; Religious works ; Masses ; Sequences ; For 2 voices, strings, continuo ; For voices with strings ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the soprano voice ; Scores featuring the alto voice ; Scores featuring string ensemble ; Scores with basso continuo ; Latin language.


After his death I continued collecting the information and managing the site. This chamber-sized Scarlatti Stabat Mater might have worked very well in a pairing with the more intimate Pergolesi work, but instead we get the Concerto XXI for flute, strings, and continuo, a little-known work. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

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The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. If you do, please acknowledge authorship by printing the full signature as shown at the end of this programme note. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Stabat Mater Scarlatti, Stabzt Genre Categories Stabat Mater ; Religious works ; Masses ; Sequences ; For 2 voices, strings, continuo ; For voices with strings ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the soprano scarlatyi ; Scores featuring the alto voice ; Scores featuring string ensemble ; Scores with sscarlatti continuo ; Latin language.

Scarlatti Stabat mater; Flute Sonata Stabat mater. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Contents 1 Performances 1. Scarlatti’s work falls into four sections each of which reflects its own emotional response to the substance of the Latin text.

To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all staabt part of these notes in your programme. The intentions of the album are nowhere more clearly revealed than in the decision to replace the transverse flute with Francis Colpron ‘s recorder — usually it’s done the other matwr around, but the quiet, conversational tone of the recorder and its ability to slide around the center of a consonance as needed fit what this ensemble is trying to do.

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The “Analecta”-version of the text is sung, but surprisingly Scarlatti changes around the stanzas 10 and 11, and also the stanzas 13 and Esswood is on his best form here, conveying the strong sense of pathos implicit in both music and text. Although Scarlatti had provided music for both sacred and secular employers, he was unable to free himself from his father until he obtained legal independence in Quando corpus morietur – Amen.

Only one other change: Sonatas for Flute and Strings, C minor. The Capella Savaria is an ensemble of period instruments which has not yet reached the degree of technical finesse achieved by our finest groups nearer home; but, by the sound of things, it will not be long in catching up!


The main work is the Stabat mater but it is prefaced by a Sonata in C minor for flute and strings. Skip to main content. You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes in your programme.

Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti. Work Title Stabat mater Alt ernative. Soprano Emma Kirkbycountertenor Daniel Taylorand the Montreal-based Theatre of Early Music a period-instrument group founded by Taylor tread catlike through the work, which was written some years before Pergolesi ‘s more famous Stabat Mater setting but was commissioned by the same Italian religious order.

His notes on the composer, the music, the texts and translations and the different versions all came online. The Scarlatti work, more than Pergolesi ‘s, is full of quasi-operatic devices — pregnant pauses, dissonant “sighs,” and, in the final “Amen,” some heady vocal acrobatics. Pro peccatis suae gentis.

A. Scarlatti Stabat mater; Flute Sonata

Vidit suum dulcem natum. In this performance everything is kept to a very quiet level, which may seem inappropriate to Scarlatti ‘s basically theatrical language.

Kirkby and Taylor are highly sensitive interpreters, however, and they work together in the work’s four luscious duets and separately to bring out dissonances and unusual phrase shapes that get lost in a bigger interpretation. One might wish for a new recording of the Sfarlatti Mater by Cecilia Bartolia Scarlatti interpreter who can combine detail and athleticism, but for now this very expressive performance is worth checking out.

Scarlatti composed his Stabat mater for the Neapolitan brotherhood of the Cavalieri della Vergine dei dolori. The work is divided into four sections and the music is varied in form, going from simple recitatives to more developed operatic arias where the text is repeated three times, ultimately ending with a great fugue on the final “Amen”.

Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples in the same year as Handel and J.