About the composer
Lorenzo Perosi was born on 20 December 1872 in Tortona, Italy. He became a priest in 1893 and was appointed choirmaster at St.Marks in Venice in 1884 and at the Sistine Chapel in Rome in 1898. He wrote 33 masses and a number of oratorios which had international success. His style is described as naive and conservative, but of a fresh and gentle spirituality. Perosi died 12 December 1956 in Rome. This CD is a recording by Radio Vaticana of a concert which was given July 24, 1988 in honor of Pope John Paul II in the Courtyard of the Palazzo Pontifico, Castel Gandolfo. The speech in which the Pope expressed his thanks is also recorded and this was his opinion on the music: The mysterious and fascinating language of music has been combined with the language of faith, touching the very core of the inner being of Man. When great, true music becomes prayer, it touches on the inexpressible.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass and Orchestra
The composition is divided into four musical parts. The music is harmonious and moves in a quiet pace, without any extremes.
The "Vatican"-version of the text is used, without any changes.
Information about the recording
|Radio Vaticana 061.005: Lorenzo Perosi
Recording by Radio Vaticana of a concert which was given July 24, 1988 in honor of Pope John Paul II in the Courtyard of the Palazzo Pontifico, Castel Gandolfo.
|Budapest "Máv" Symphony Orchestra
Éva Andor, soprano
Lorenzo Perosi: Dies Iste and Inno della Pace