Francesco Pasquale Ricci
About the composer
Francesco Pasquale Ricci (1732-1817) was born on May 17 in Como, Italy. In 1759 he was appointed Maestro di capella at the Como cathedral. Ricci traveled a lot through western Europe. For a decade he stayed in the Netherlands, where he was musical director of the court chapel. To musicologists he is known as the co-author, together with Johann Christian Bach whom he had met in London, of the first method for fortepiano. Though he seemed to have been a reasonable fruitful composer, writing chamber music, symphonies as well as religious vocal works, most of his work has been lost. Ricci died on November 1817, in his birth town.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, alto, bass and orchestra
The Stabat Mater is divided into 8 sections; the last one a little fugue by the three soloists on the word "Amen".
The "Vatican"-version of the text is used, with following changes:
Information about the recording
|CD:||Nuova Era 7243: Ricci, Sacred Works vol.1|
The works by Ricci on this CD have only recently been discovered in an abbey in Switzerland.
|Orchestra:||Capriccio Italiano Ensemble|
Maryline Fallot, soprano Patrizia Macrelli, alto Emidio Guidotti, bass
Francesco Pasquale Ricci: Miserere (Salmo 50)
|Code:||1998 RIC 01|