About the composer
From Wikipedia: Émile Paladilhe was born in Montpellier. He was a musical child prodigy, and moved from his home in the south of France to Paris to begin his studies at the Conservatoire de Paris at age 10. He became an accomplished pianist, and was the youngest winner of the Prix de Rome, three years after Bizet, in 1860. He wrote a number of compositions for the stage, a symphony, over a hundred mélodies, piano works, and a wide range of sacred music, including cantatas, motets, masses, chorales, and a noted oratorio, Les Saintes-Marie de la Mer. His opera Patrie! of 1886 was his greatest success, and was one of the last grand operas to premiere at the Paris Opéra.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir, organ, strings and soloists (SATB)
Émile Paladilhe composed his Stabat Mater after his daughter died because of méningitis. The work was performed in 1905 for the first time. The composition is divided into seven parts.
The "Analecta"-version of the text is used.
Information about the recording
Recorded 2007 22TH AND 23th November in Eglise de la Sainte Trinité in Paris
|Orchestra:||Orchestre Francais d' Oratorio|
|Choir:||Choeur Francais d' Oratorio|
|Conductor:||Jean Pierre Lo Ré|
Liisa Viinanen, Soprano
|Code:||January 2009, PAL 01 - 226|