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Boccherini: Stabat mater / Karthauser, Cohen-Akenine, Les Follies Francoises


Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 132  
Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sophie KarthäuserFrançois Poly
Conductor:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Folies Françoises
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The emotion-laden text of the Stabat mater has been an inspiration to many composers from the Renaissance onwards and has been set to music in every possible style. Luigi Boccherini, a virtuoso cellist and unquestioned master of chamber music, composed his own setting with a great respect for the text’s character. The quintet that accompanies the solo soprano has the same qualities of balance and homogeneity common to the best chamber works of the end of the Classical period, whilst the blend between voices and instruments is perfect. Boccherini’s profound respect for the text enables him to identify the exact musical character of each and every verse. Born in Belgium, Sophie Karthäuser completed her studies with Noelle Barker at the Read more Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is one of the world’s finest interpreters of Mozart and has been called a born “Mozartian,” and brings that same clarity of interpretation and flair to the work presented on this release. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 24 no 6/G 194 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Folies Françoises
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776-1778; Spain 
2.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, Op. 10 no 4/G 268 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Folies Françoises
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
3.
Stabat mater in G minor, Op. 61/G 532 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Sophie Karthäuser (Soprano), François Poly (Cello)
Conductor:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Folies Françoises
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Spain 

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