Boccherini: Stabat Mater; String Quarter, Op. 52, No. 3; Sting Quintet, Op. 42, No. 1
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SKU: NX.8573958

By Christina Day Martinson, Dominique Labelle, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Jenny Stirling, Phoebe Carrai, Sarasa Ensemble, and Timothy Merton. By Luigi Boccherini. Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #8573958. Published by Naxos (NX.8573958).

UPC: 747313395873.

Boccherini enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime thanks to music that emphasized rich melody, instrumental vibrancy and disarming beauty. He chose the intimacy of a chamber music setting for his Stabat Mater, writing for a solo soprano and string quintet with the instrumental textures weaving the fabric of the text's meaning. The result is passionate music with power, depth and pathos. As a virtuoso cellist he was perfectly placed to write chamber music. In the Quartet, Op. 52, No. 3, a colorful tapestry of contrasting events frames moments of bucolic excitement and lyric interlude, while the expertly structured Quintet, Op. 42, No. 1 directly evokes the Stabat Mater in its themes.

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