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Hiller: Jauchzet Dem Herrn, alle Welt; Pergolesi: Stabat Mater / Homburg, Handel's Company

Hiller / Stuttgart Hymnn Chorknaben / Johannes
Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9021876   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Adam HillerGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Veronika WinterThomas RiedeKnut SchochThomas Laske
Conductor:  Rainer Johannes Homburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Hymnus Boys ChoirHandel's Company
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Without Johann Adam Hiller’s adaptation Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater probably never would have attained the popularity it enjoys today. Moreover, the fact that Hiller rescued from oblivion what today is a universally recognized masterpiece can be experienced in its full splendor on this latest recording by the Hymnus Choirboys of Stuttgart.

Hiller was very careful when it came to intervening in Pergolesi’s composition. Wind instruments are added, harmonies are reinforced here and there, and a few solo parts are also scored for male voices. The additional color very much corresponded to the taste of the times. Hiller’s own compositions are mostly forgotten today – entirely unjustly so, as the impressive Stuttgart interpretation of
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Works on This Recording

1.
Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt by Johann Adam Hiller
Performer:  Veronika Winter (Soprano), Thomas Riede (Countertenor), Knut Schoch (Tenor),
Thomas Laske (Bass)
Conductor:  Rainer Johannes Homburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Hymnus Boys Choir,  Handel's Company
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
2.
Lass sich freuen alle, die auf dich trauen by Johann Adam Hiller
Conductor:  Rainer Johannes Homburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Hymnus Boys Choir,  Handel's Company
Period: Classical 
3.
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Conductor:  Rainer Johannes Homburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Hymnus Boys Choir,  Handel's Company
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 

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