with compositions by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Rossini: Stabat Mater & Gounod: Missa Solemnis
Double AlbumPerformed by the Maulbronn Cantor Choir,
Rossini: Stabat Mater
Gounod: Missa Solemnis
Svetlana Strezeva (Soprano), Jolanta Michalska-Taliaferro (Alto),
Willi Stein (Tenor), Nikita Storojev (Bass)
and Members of the SWR-Symphony-Orchestra Baden-Baden & Freiburg
Conductor: Jürgen Budday
A concert recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
DDD · Double Album · c. 130 Minutes
2 CDEUR 33,00
I think this is the most beautiful music composed and performed. Fortunately it comes with a translation of the Latin.
Charles Gounod's first passion was for clerical music and his Messe solonelle de Sain-Cecile is one of his most beautiful works, filled with marvellous melodies. Gioacchino Rossini turned to religious music later in life and his Stabat Mater is almost opera-like with its sweeping melodies and drifting rhythms. Both pieces are wonderfully performed in this concert recording in which the glorious Maulbronn Choir, conducted by Juergen Budday, is joined by soloists Svetlana Strezeva (soprano), Jolanta Michalska-Taliaferro (mezzo soprano), Willi Stein (tenor), Nikita Storojev (bass) and members of the SWR-symphony-orchestra Baden-Baden & Freiburg.
***** Very Happy
Beautiful recording and so happy I was able to find this for my mother…. At 87 she does not ask for much! But she wanted to hear this.
***** Welcome Home
Just one of those major works that you always adored and never took the time to add to your library. For those of us getting to the more senior side of being senior citizens,my heart bursts with love on hearing the Sanctus. Every time!
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