Rossini: Stabat Mater ()

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There's no doubting Gioachino Rossini's sincerity in his Stabat Mater -- he himself was so moved by the piece that he couldn't bear to attend the work's dress rehearsal or any of its first performances -- but still, his setting of the Latin text is, strictly speaking, only a sacred work. With its heightened drama, its passionate lyricism and its histrionic virtuosity, it is actually an emotional work, a work in which the composer takes the Latin text as an opportunity to demonstrate its feelings on the subjects of grief and ...

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Rossini: Stabat Mater
2007, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947763338

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