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Dvorak: Stabat mater / Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony and Chorus


Release Date: 01/08/2016 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900142   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mihoko FujimuraErin WallChristian ElsnerLiang Li
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dvorák's haunting 'Stabat Mater' for solo voices, chorus and orchestra is not only the most famous work of church music by the Bohemian composer, it is also one of the most impressive ever settings of the medieval hymn in which Mary, the mother of Jesus, gives vivid expression to the pain she feels at the sight of her crucified son. The terrible misfortunes that befell the composer in his private life during the creation of this work may have been a reason for this. It is the continuous expression of deep piety, above all, that gives this music its special dignity. It was precisely this intensity that was conveyed by the concert on March 26, 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz, where the four renowned soloists were in Read more fine voice, and the Bavarian Radio Chorus once again delivered the "crystal clear sound" and "incredible three-dimensionality" for which it is highly praised time and again. and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons, performed Dvorák's deeply moving music authentically, in keeping with the composer's intentions: sensitively felt, yet with a resonant, magnificent sound. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mihoko Fujimura (Alto), Erin Wall (Soprano), Christian Elsner (Tenor),
Liang Li (Bass)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876-1877; Bohemia 

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