Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Anna Prohaska (soprano); Bernarda Fink (alto); Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
Track Listing
  1. Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, sonata for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B minor, RV 169: Adagio molto - Allegro ma poco
  2. Salve regina, for (mezzo-)soprano, strings & organ in C minor
  3. Concerto Grosso in E flat major, Op. 7/6
  4. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major

The venerable Akademie für alte Musik, Berlin, here takes aim at a bevy of lush, operatic recordings of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's two late masterpieces, and shows that these German veterans still have a thing or two to teach the upstart Italians who have revolutionized the vocal music of the late Baroque in recent years. The star of the show is the string orchestra of the Akademie itself, not as small as is the fashion, with eight violins, four violas, and a single cello. But the coordination is flawless, and first ...

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater 2010, Harmonia Mundi

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