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Ensemble Benedetto Marcello - Concerti: Dall'Abaco, Bonporti, Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, Vivaldi, Pergolesi (1987)

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Ensemble Benedetto Marcello - Concerti: Dall'Abaco, Bonporti, Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, Vivaldi, Pergolesi (1987)

Ensemble Benedetto Marcello - Concerti: Dall'Abaco, Bonporti, Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, Vivaldi, Pergolesi (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI-Bovema Holland | GL 50006 | Recorded: 1986

Costituita nel 1984, l'Orchestra da Camera "Benedetto Marcello'' ha tenuto numerosi concerti in Italia a all'Estero con riconoscimenti lusinghieri da parte della critica. Interessata al recupero delta musica strumentale italiana del XVIII secolo, soprattutto inedita, ha revisionato ed inciso per I'etichetta Bongiovanni i Concerti per flauto, archi e cembalo di G.B. Sammartini, L. Leo, N. Porpora, G. Sammartini, G.B. Martini, I'Intermezzo "Traccollo" di G.B. Pergolesi e i concerti per pianoforte a orchestra di Dussek; per I'etichetta Mondo Musica ? Emi i Concerti di Quantz, Pergolesi a Piacentino per flauto, archi e cembalo e brani di Monteverdi per soprano, archi e cembalo, collaborando con direttori e solisti di livello internazionale. I CD sono stati recensiti positivamente dalle più importanti riviste di musica. L'Orchestra ha partecipato a diversi Festivals italiani e stranieri anche con prime esecuzioni assolute in tempi moderni e inediti del '700 italiano ed ha curato l'allestimento degli Intermezzi Livietta a Traccollo, Il Maestro di Musica La Serva Padrona di G.B. Pergolesi e dell'opera Il Matrimonio Segreto di D. Cimarosa in occasione del bicentenario della sua prima esecuzione.

La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

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La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi: In furore guistissimae irae; Stabat Mater (1994)

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Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi: In furore guistissimae irae; Stabat Mater (1994)

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi: Motet "In furore guistissimae irae"; Stabat Mater (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 428 Mb | Total time: 68:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian | # DOR 90196 | Recorded: 1993

The Stabat Mater is a musical form born during the growth of the Franciscan Order in thirteenth-century Europe. Scholars have attributed the poem to various members of the Franciscan Order. Depicting the sorrow of Mary as she wept before the crucified Christ, the work represents the darkest hour of the Passion story. Though originally composed for the private use of the Franciscans, the Stabat Mater became an official part of the Roman Catholic liturgy in 1727.

Edward Higginbottom, Academy of Ancient Music, New College Choir, Oxford - Pergolesi: Marian Vespers (2003)

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Edward Higginbottom, Academy of Ancient Music, New College Choir, Oxford - Pergolesi: Marian Vespers (2003)

Edward Higginbottom, Academy of Ancient Music, New College Choir, Oxford - Pergolesi: Marian Vespers (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 547 Mb | Total time: 72:07+45:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 0927 46684-2 | Recorded: 2002

This world premiere recording reveals a new masterwork by the 18-century Italian master Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, brilliantly reconstructed by musicologist Malcom Bruno from the composer's single-movement woks. Most of this music has been lost or forgotten since its creation more the 250 years ago, and most, if not all, has never been recorded.

Marcello Panni, Orchestra dell'Opera da Camera di Roma - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (1992)

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Marcello Panni, Orchestra dell'Opera da Camera di Roma - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (1992)

Marcello Panni, Orchestra dell'Opera da Camera di Roma - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 843 Mb | Total time: 69:21+57:47+34:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 2078/79/80-2 | Recorded: 1986

Given that this CD was recorded in the 80s, I guess you can't really fault it for featuring the style of opera singing that was popular then, and it was worth buying anyway since it is the only recording of this beautiful opera available. If you're into obscure baroque operas, this would be a good one to add to your collection. And although the singers cast in the primo roles aren't the ones I would have chosen, Daniela Dessi as Sabina and Lucia Mazzaria as Aquilio perform very well in those roles. Susanna Anselmi is also good as Adriano.

Sara Mingardo sings Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel (2004)

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Sara Mingardo sings Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel (2004)

Sara Mingardo sings Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 65:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OP 30373 | Recorded: 1997-2002

Italian singer Sara Mingardo is considered among the more important contraltos of her generation. Her repertory is broad, encompassing works by composers from Monteverdi to Britten, though she has scored some of her greatest successes in operas and sacred music of the Baroque.

I Musici - Pergolesi attr. Wassenaer: 6 Concerti Armonici (1990)

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I Musici - Pergolesi attr. Wassenaer: 6 Concerti Armonici (1990)

I Musici - Pergolesi attr. Wassenaer: 6 Concerti Armonici (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 64:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 420 789-2 | Recorded: 1979

During the 18th century, it was not uncommon for enlightened princes with musical pretensions to commission works from their court composer and then affix their own names to the title pages. But in the recently solved riddle of the so-called Pergolesi/Ricciotti ''Concerti Armonici,'' the case seems to be just the reverse. These six works, written in the contrapuntal sdyle of the late Baroque, were long thought to be the work of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, largely because handwritten copies of the score found in various collections attributed the set to the Italian composer.

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi; Chi non ode; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)

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Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi; Chi non ode; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi, Domine; Chi non ode e chi non vede; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 65:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 8465 | Recorded: 2009

Pergolesi Year 2010 marks the birth 300 years ago of a first rank composer and singular voice. Claudio Abbado's affinity for Pergolesi is a joy to the ear and balm to the soul. The introductory album of maestro's Pergolesi Project, the famous Stabat Mater, was rapturously received by the press.
Characteristic are these comments in The Times: "Abbado's commitment to period style is never in doubt…He has exceptional soloists: Rachel Harnisch and Sara Mingardo in the Stabat, ravishing in the harmonic suspensions of their duets; a lovely toned Julia Kleiter in the Salve; and the exemplary Giuliano Carmignola in the rarely recorded Violin Concerto, a little masterpiece, all but forgotten by the mainstream."

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Missa S.Emidio, Salve Regina, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum (2010)

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Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Missa S.Emidio, Salve Regina, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum (2010)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Missa S. Emidio, Salve Regina, Manca la guida al piè, Laudate pueri Dominum (2010)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 72:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 8463 | Recorded: 2009

Had Pergolesi not died young, his name would rank among the most stellar and influential of Italy’s 18th-century composers. Despite the brevity of his life – he died at 26 – Pergolesi created numerous deathless works. In this second album of Claudio Abbado’s Pergolesi Project, the renowned maestro conducts the Missa S. Emidio, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum, and the Salve Regina in F minor. Abbado’s passion for this music meets these sacred compositions on the exalted level where they were composed.

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in C minor, Concerto for Violin in B flat major (2009)

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Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in C minor, Concerto for Violin in B flat major (2009)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in C minor, Concerto for Violin in B flat major (2009)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 65:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 8077 | Recorded: 2008

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi had a tragically short career, living just 26 years, and producing most of his mature works over a period of about five years. This album includes three of the composer's most representative pieces. The most familiar is the 40-minute Stabat mater for soprano, alto, and orchestra, which was the most frequently published composition of the 18th century. This version, featuring soprano Rachel Harnisch and contralto Sara Mingardo, makes a splendid introduction to the work and should be of interest to anyone who loves this poignant music. Both soloists have expressive voices of exceptional purity and intensity, beautifully suited to this alternately serene and wrenching score. Mingardo is particularly striking in the aria, "Fac, ut portem Christi mortem," in which she descends into a baritonal range with startlingly solid, oaken timbre. The cheery, playful tone of the Violin Concerto reveals the composer's versatility and Giuliano Carmignola nails its technical demands with lovely tone and disarming grace.

Ruth Ziesak, Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Pergolesi, Mozart, J.C.Bach (1996)

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Ruth Ziesak, Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Pergolesi, Mozart, J.C.Bach (1996)

Ruth Ziesak, Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate, & Ergo Interest; Pergolesi: Salve Regina; J.C.Bach: Salve Regina (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 57:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 74321 935522 | Recorded: 1994, 1995

Mozart’s Motet Exsultate, Jubilate was originally written in Milan in 1773 for the castrato Venanzio Rauzzini but is now frequently used as a showpiece work for the soprano voice. The motet is considered to be an excellent example of sacred music that is Baroque in structure and mood. Ruth Ziesak’s melting soprano voice sounds impressive throughout this exultant music especially in the brilliant concluding section which is spun elaborately around the single word Alleluia.

Antonio Florio, La Capella de'Turchini - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater & Salve Regina; Porpora: Salve Regina (2006)

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Antonio Florio, La Capella de'Turchini - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater & Salve Regina; Porpora: Salve Regina (2006)

Antonio Florio, La Capella de'Turchini, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Stéphanie d'Oustrac - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater & Salve Regina; Porpora: Salve Regina (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 63:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Eloquentia | # EL0505 | Recorded: 2005

At the end of a brief but brilliant career - his compositions cover a period of just over six years - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi worte his last two works, the 'Stabat Mater' and the 'Salve Regina' in C minor. Nicola Porpora's 'Salve Regina' for solo voice and instruments, recorded here for the first time, was probably written during the composer's stay in Venice as 'maestro di cappella' of the Ospedale degli Incurabili, from 1726 to 1733, no doubt for one of the young ladies attending the musical establishment.

Marcello Panni, Orchestra Allesandro Scarlatti di Napoli - Pergolesi: La Morte di San Giuseppe (2002)

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Marcello Panni, Orchestra Allesandro Scarlatti di Napoli - Pergolesi: La Morte di San Giuseppe (2002)

Marcello Panni, Orchestra Allesandro Scarlatti di Napoli - Pergolesi: La Morte di San Giuseppe (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 515 Mb | Total time: 109:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Fonit | # 0927 43308-2 | Recorded: 1990

La morte di San Giuseppe (The Death of St. Joseph) is a fascinating curiosity from the pen of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, the Italian composer of La serva padrona – the little intermezzo through which the irreverent breezes of Mozartian opera first blew. This recording is a world premiere of La morte di San Giuseppe, which was known to scholars through fragmentary manuscripts in European libraries but for which a full autograph manuscript only recently surfaced. Designated as an oratorio, the work depicts the death of Joseph, husband of Mary. It features three characters in addition to Joseph, a tenor; St. Michael and Divine Love, both sopranos; and Mary, a contralto.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate pueri; Confitebor (2013)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate pueri; Confitebor (2013)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate pueri; Confitebor (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 71:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 319147 2 | Recorded: 2012

Russian Julia Lezhneva here shows an admirably gutsy attitude toward developing her repertory, avoiding familiar milestones in favor of an original project. Here she is paired with French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in a program of works by Pergolesi for two high voices, strings, and continuo: the Stabat mater, for which there are plenty of other recordings, and the less-common Laudate pueri dominum and Confitebor tibi Domine. The distinctive feature here – which might tempt some to use the word "gimmick," but listen before doing so – is that Lezhneva fashions her voice into a very close copy of Jaroussky's, which is not at all an easy thing to do. Put this together with the precise, rather edgy playing of I Barocchisti under Diego Fasolis, and the result is a rather otherworldly Stabat mater.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante, Dorothea Roschmann, David Daniels - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina (2006)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante, Dorothea Roschmann, David Daniels - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina (2006)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante, Dorothea Röschmann, David Daniels - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 57:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 363340 2 | Recorded: 2005

The market is loaded with recordings of Pergolesi's beautiful, graceful "Stabat Mater" and there are also plenty of versions of both "Salve Regina" selections to choose from. The young Pergolesi, who died at age 26, had a flair for the theater and the "Stabat Mater" was often accused of being too operatic. Fabio Biondi presents it (and the other two pieces) without much sentimentality and he uses a vastly reduced orchestra–a mere three violins, viola, cello, double bass, and theorbo (and organ)–which brings the stark religiosity to the forefront. That is not to say that these pieces aren't sensual as well; soprano Dorothea Röschmann's mesmerizing, warm tone and David Daniel's flawless, forwardly placed countertenor are lush enough to create drama of their own. And Biondi chooses tempi that are quick enough to give each movement thrust while lingering on Pergolesi's dissonances effectively. The two "Salve Regina" selections are scored for one voice each and each soloist shines brightly. Among the many versions of these works, this new set stands out.
–Robert Levine