Leo, Händel, Ferrandini, Pergolesi

Stabat Mater

Leonardo Leo (1694-1744)
Salve Regina (s.d.)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710-1791)
Il Pianto di Maria, HWV 234 – cantata (s.d.)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Stabat Mater, P.77 (1736)

Marie Lys Soprano
Teresa Iervolino Mezzo-soprano
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset Direction

It is not necessary to present the most famous score by Pergolesi which contributed to spread his fame in all Europe of the XVIIIème century and whose popularity persisted until our days. Died precociously to the age of 26, Pergolesi devoted his last days to the composition of this Stabat Mater.
Christophe Rousset already offered several interpretations of this masterpiece and proposed serveral readings of this score.
The programme will be completed by a sacred cantata atributed to Händel, but probably composed by Ferrandini and also the Salve Regina by Leo.

“This Neapolitan repertoire is both my first love and my current passion. I’m very sensitive to this particular vocality and harmonic world, and I’m happy to return to it thanks to this program.”

– Christophe Rousset