On this day,
January 4, 1710
Italian Baroque composer, violinist and organist
Giovanni Battista Draghi
often referred to as
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
in Jesi in what is now the Province of Ancona.
Pergolesi was one of the most important early composers of opera buffa (comic opera).
His compositions include operas and sacred music.
His best-known works include his Stabat Mater and the opera La serva padrona (The Maid Turned Mistress).
Sadly he died of tuberculosis at the age of 26.
We listen to
for soprano, contralto, strings and basso continuo
in what I think is the best recording
Margaret Marshall, soprano
Lucia Valentini Terrani, contralto
Leslie Pearson, organ
London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded in 1985
00:00 “Stabat Mater Dolorosa”
04:39 “Cujus animam gementem”
07:47 “O quam tristis et afflicta”
10:22 “Quae moerebat et dolebat”
13:12 “Quis est homo”—”Pro peccatis suae gentis…”
16:14 “Vidit suum dulcem natum”
19:48 “Eja mater fons amoris”
22:42 “Fac ut ardeat cor meum”
25:23 “Sancta mater, istud agas”
31:22 “Fac ut portem Christi mortem”
35:06 “Inflammatus et accensus”
37:57 “Quando corpus morietur” —”Amen…”
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I have to confess that I’m not a big fan of opera either, Marina, but I can appreciate the talent and beauty. And the back story is interesting, though sad that he died at 26. The stars are enchanting, too. 🙂 💗✨💗✨💗✨
I can relate! Have a wonderful Thursday, my dearest Lauren. 🤗😘🌟💫🌟😘🤗
I went with my friend to see the ballet performed to this beautiful music. It was disappointing in that the advertisements led us to believe there would be water and all sorts of things… It was… okay. A bummer because we saw two ballets in a row that disappointed us but hey, we keep going to expand our horizons! I actually love this type of music. Like you, I love oratorios and requiems and various arias.
Ballet to stabat mater?
I know what you mean though. 😉😘
Which ballets did you see?
I’m sure you do 🙂
Lemme see… Lady Chatterly’s Lover (very disappointing), Stabat, Romeo and Juliette – really cool, and of course, because I’m trying to think of more, none are coming to me
Just as well…. obviously not worth remembering! 😉
Well, actually… The others were good!
However I’m surprised someone would attempt adding ballet to a stabat mater or requiem…. but, what can I say. Nowadays, anything goes! 😉 😂🤣😂🤣
It wasn’t bad, just wasn’t what we expected. And yeah, anything goes! 😉
Not sure if this will surprise you because you know my love for music and art, but opera isn’t my fav.
It doesn’t. And even though I’m a soprano I’m not too fond of it either. I do love though religious oratorios, requiems etc