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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He composed over cantatas, oratories and operas. 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.

Kirkby does not have the absolute clarity of voice that she once did, but she has not lost any of her ability to bring quiet tension to a melodic line.

Stabat Mater (Scarlatti, Alessandro)

About the Stabat Mater Date: At the time of his death in he had Stabat Maters. Only one other change: In this performance everything is kept to a very quiet level, which may seem inappropriate to Scarlatti ‘s basically theatrical language.

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 It’s a spirited chamber group which gives an attractive account of the music as well as providing sympathetic accompaniment to the soloists. Naxos Javascript not enabled.


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! If you do, please scqrlatti authorship by printing the full signature as shown scarlahti the end of this programme note.

Skip to main content. Esswood is on his best form here, conveying the strong sense of pathos implicit in both music and text.

After his death I continued collecting the information and managing the site. Contents 1 Performances 1. Scarlatti composed his Stabat mater for the Neapolitan brotherhood of the Cavalieri della Vergine dei stagat.

Vidit suum dulcem natum. After this he managed the site by adding new composers and translations regularly.

Stabat Mater (Scarlatti) — Wikipédia

At that time he had around 40 Stabat Mater CDs. To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes in your programme. He was one of the first exponents of the Neapolitan School See also Salvatori. He scored it for two solo voices, soprano and mezzo-soprano with an orchestra of strings. Scarlatti Stabat mater; Flute Sonata Stabat mater.


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The freshness of their approach is further enhanced by a pleasant acoustic, effectively captured in both LP and CD formats. The Order was very poor, what may be the explanation for the small number of artists the score was written for. Stabat Mater – Domenico Scarlatti – 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 in Florence the following year, he returned to Naples to write opera.

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A. Scarlatti Stabat mater; Flute Sonata

When Maria Barbara married the Spanish crown prince inScarlatti followed her to Seville and thence to Madrid, where he spent the rest of his alessanrro. O quam tristis et afflicta.

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