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Caldara, Tuma, Pergolesi & Vivaldi / Rovatkay, Westfalische Kantorei, Hannoversche Hofkapelle


Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 559333  
Composer:  Antonio CaldaraFranz Ignaz Anton TumaGiovanni Battista PergolesiAntonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monika FrimmerRalf PopkenWilfried JochensKlaus Mertens
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino SteffaniWestfälische Kantorei
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pergolesi’s celebrated setting of the Stabat Mater is joined here by the Stabat Mater (and other choral works) composed by the Venetian Antonio Caldara (1670-1736). They are complemented by instrumental music by Vivaldi (Caldara’s contemporary in Venice) and František Tuma (1704-1774), Czech-born, but mainly active in Vienna.

The Westfälische Kantorei is a mixed choir from Herford in north-west Germany and is best known for its performances of a cappella sacred works. The choir was founded in 1948 and soon achieved an international reputation. Capella Agostino Steffani is a period-instrument ensemble founded in Hannover in 1981 by the Hungarian keyboard player Lajos Rovátkay. Since 1996 it has been known as the
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Works on This Recording

1.
Missa Sanctorum by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Monika Frimmer (Soprano), Ralf Popken (Countertenor), Wilfried Jochens (Tenor),
Klaus Mertens (Bass)
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani,  Westfälische Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Sonata á 4 in E minor by Franz Ignaz Anton Tuma
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani
Period: Baroque 
Written: Austria 
3.
Caro mea vere est cibus by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Monika Frimmer (Soprano), Ralf Popken (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani,  Westfälische Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Sonata a 5, for 2 violins, 2 trombones & continuo in E minor, Vogg-V. 6 by Franz Ignaz Anton Tuma
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; Austria 
5.
Benedicta et venerabilis es - Graduale by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Monika Frimmer (Soprano), Ralf Popken (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani,  Westfälische Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
6.
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani,  Westfälische Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
7.
Stabat Mater by Antonio Caldara
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani,  Westfälische Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
8.
Sonata for 2 Violins, Viola, and Basso Continuo in E-Flat Major, RV 130 "Al santo sepolcro" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani,  Westfälische Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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