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Cessate omai Cessate – Vivaldi & Stabat Mater – Pergolesi

Cessate omai Cessate – Vivaldi   &   Stabat Mater – Pergolesi

Pergolesi composes his version of the Stabat Mater in a monastery of Pozzuoli two months before drawing his bow. Written a century before Rossini’s version, the piece is part of a series of adaptations of a Franciscan liturgical sequence of the 13th century. The work, of which Bach will pick up certain themes, is articulated in twelve acts written for soloists with a feminine or childlike voice. A work well suited for the Maîtrise des Hauts de Seine, which also officiates as the children’s choir of the Paris National Opera. The formation, made up of children aged 8 to 16 who sang for names such as Seiji Ozawa or Valery Gergiev, bring to the Sainte Chapelle in Paris an exceptional concert under the direction of Gaël Darchen. A unique setting that Pergolesi himself could not have hoped for a masterful performance of his ultimate composition. A concert that is opened by Vivaldi’s Cessate Omai Cessate, interpreted by up-and-coming French mezzo-soprano Alix le Saux.

Genre: Classical Music Concert
Director: Victor Cohen Hadria
Duration: 58 minutes
Format: HD

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