About the composer
Andrea Luca Luchesi (1741 – 1801) was born in Motta di Livenza, Italy. For some years he lived in Venice. In 1771 he moved to Bonn and in 1774 he was appointed Kapellmeister of the orchestra. As such he was maestro to the young Ludwig van Beethoven. Luchesi seems to have been a fertile composer, but most of his works have been lost or were attributed to other composers. His Stabat Mater was composed for a Monastery in Venice.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed choir and orchestra
The work is divided into three sections. It is a simple Stabat Mater, with a nice mix of aria's, duets and terzets, and generally homophonic chorals.
The "Vatican"-text is used, without any changes
Information about the recording
|CD:||Erresse RS 6367 – 101: Andrea Luchesi, Concerto di Pasqua|
The CD is meant to raise more interest in this almost completely forgotten composer. Recorded at the Abbazia di Follina, Treviso, in November 1993. I bought this CD on the Internet, CDNow, 1997
Manuela Meneghello, soprano
Confitebor tibi, Domine
|Code:||!997 (LUC 01)|