Franz Christoph Neubauer
About the composer
Franz Christoph Neubauer was born round 1760 in the neighborhood of Prague, Czechia. He was one of the many musicians who in the 18th century wandered from one monastery to the other throughout Germany and Switzerland. In 1781 he stayed some weeks in the Benedictine monastery of Andechs, where he composed his Stabat Mater in a week time. In 1795 he became the successor of Johann Christoph Bach as concert director in Bückeburg, where he died only some months later. Neubauer is reported to have been able to write down his compositions in the midst of the noise of a busy village inn.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, alto, tenor , mixed choir, organ and strings
Neubauer uses the first ten stanzas, which, musically, he divides into five parts. The final Amen is developed into a part of its own, a nice fugue.
The "Vatican"-version is used, but only the first ten stanzas are sung.
Information about the recording
|Musica Bavaria MB 75 111: Andechs – Musik vom Heiligen Berg (Music from the holy mountain)
This CD contains music written by monks from the Andechs Benedictine Abbey. Recorded at the Pfarrkirche, Bad Tölz, in March 1993. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands, 1998
Johannes Bartsch, boy soprano
Nonnosus Madlseder: Symphony in D