«Caldara: Stabat Mater And Missa Sanctorum Cosmae Et Damiani»
Benedicta Est, Venerabilis Es, gradua,
Caro Mea Vere Est Cibus,
Missa Sanctorum Cosmae et Damiani,
|Giovanni Battista Pergolesi||Stabat Mater.|
|František Ignác Antonín Tùma||
Sonata a 4 No. 5 in E major,
Sonata a 5, for 2 violins, 2 trombones & continuo in E minor.
|Antonio Vivaldi||Concerto for Strings in E flat major 'Sonata al Santo Sepolcro', RV130.|
Ralf Popken (Alto), Klaus Mertens (Baritone), Peter Frank (Baritone), Gloria Banditelli (Contralto), Monika Frimmer (Soprano), Wilfried Jochens (Tenor), Gerd Türk (Tenor).
Capella Agostino Steffani, Westfälische Kantorei – Lajos Rovatkay.
Pergolesi’s celebrated setting of the Stabat Mater is joined here by the Stabat Mater (and other choral works) composed by the Venetian Antonio Caldara (1670-1736). They are complemented by instrumental music by Vivaldi (Caldara’s contemporary in Venice) and František Tůma (1704-1774), Czech-born, but mainly active in Vienna.
The Westfälische Kantorei is a mixed choir from Herford in north-west Germany and is best known for its performances of a cappella sacred works. The choir was founded in 1948 and soon achieved an international reputation. Capella Agostino Steffani is a period-instrument ensemble founded in Hannover in 1981 by the Hungarian keyboard player Lajos Rovátkay. Since 1996 it has been known as the Hannoversche Hofkapelle.