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Vivaldi - Vespers of Sorrow

Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Performer Jakub Burzynski
La Tempesta
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1426 CD
EAN 7318590014264
Format CD
Release date Sep 2004
Total time 54'35


Music Web International: Recording of the Year.

This disc combines works which could have been used for an imagined vespers on the Catholic feast commemorating the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Our Lady of Sorrows. The place for this Vespers of Sorrow is the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, the charitable institution with which Antonio Vivaldi was associated almost all of his active life.
The works chosen include a setting of Stabat Mater ('The grieving mother stood…') and Nisi Dominus, both for contralto and strings, as well as Magnificat in a version for soloists, choir and strings. Included is also the instrumental sonata 'Al Santo Sepolcro' ('At the Holy Sepulchre'), and concluding the Vespers is a plainchant Salve Regina ('Hail, O Queen…').
This unusual and highly moving programme is presented by the young Polish counter-tenor Jakub Burzynski, who with this disc makes his début on BIS. A dramatic and highly imaginative disc!
 
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  Antonio Vivaldi
  Stabat Mater, RV 621 15'20
01 I. Stabat Mater dolorosa 2'15
02 II. Cuius animam gementem 1'22
03 III. O quam tristis et afflicta 1'18
04 IV. Quis est homo 2'03
05 V. Quis non posset contristari 1'20
06 VI. Pro peccatis suae gentis 1'18
07 VII. Eia mater 2'19
08 VIII. Fac ut ardeat cor meum 1'05
09 IX. Amen 1'31
10 X. Amen II 0'49
 
  Sonata al Santo Sepolcro, RV 130 3'19
11 I. Largo molto 1'48
12 II. Allegro 1'31
 
  Nisi Dominus, RV 608 16'08
13 I. Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum 2'21
14 II. Vanum est vobis 1'25
15 III. Surgite postquam sederitis 1'15
16 IV. Cum dederit dilectis suis 3'10
17 V. Sicut sagittae 1'27
18 VI. Beatus vir 0'49
19 VII. Gloria Patri 3'05
20 VIII. Sicut erat in principio 0'55
21 IX. Amen 1'41
 
  Magnificat, RV 611 16'53
22 I. Magnificat anima mea 1'03
23 II. Ex exultavit 2'00
24 III. Quia respexit 1'58
25 IV. Quia fecit 1'42
26 V. Et misericordia 3'01
27 VI. Fecit potentiam 0'24
28 VII. Deposuit potentes 0'46
29 VIII. Esurientes 1'53
30 IX. Suscepit Israel 0'44
31 X. Sicut locutus est 1'41
32 XI. Gloria Patri 1'41
 
33 Salve Regina (plainchant) 1'37
 
  Album total 54'35
EnsembleLa Tempesta
ComposerVivaldi, Antonio
Vivaldi, Antonio
Counter-tenorBurzynski, Jakub
ConductorBurzynski, Jakub
OrchestraLa Tempesta

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