Over the course of the centuries, throughout the Baroque, Classical and Romantic period, several composers have put to music the sacred words of the hymn Stabat Mater. The words to this religious piece were first written in the 13th century as a Catholic hymn to the Virgin Mary. Continue reading “Giovanni Pergolesi’s Resplendent Stabat Mater”
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat is an exceptional work. Yet few can perform it to perfection.
One of these few is Emmanuelle Haim, a French conductor and harpsichordist. Continue reading “Bach’s Magnificat — Really Magnificent”