About the composer
Antonín Tučapský was born in 1928 in Opatovice – about thirty kilometers from Brno – in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia). He studied in Brno before beginning his career as composer, teacher and conductor. From 1964–1972 he was conductor of the famous Moravian Teachers’ Male Voice Choir. He came to Great Britain in 1975, and was appointed Professor of Composition at Trinity College of Music. Here he had more time to develop his compositions, mostly choral or chorally based, having first performances in this country. Conversant with the various compositional theories and trends of the twentieth century, he remains essentially a tonal composer.
Antonín Tučapský died on September 9, 2014 at the age of 86.
About the Stabat Mater
Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, Mixed choir, Orchestra
From the cd-booklet: ".. In depicting the individual and personal elements, the composer has not neglected his own emotional response to Mary's grief. Indeed, he recalls that he was deeply affected by the power of the symbolism of such pain in seeing a wood-carving of Mary, with the sword of grief through her heart, in a South Tyrol church. Central to the mood of the work lies the solitude of Mary standing alone in her loss on Calvary when all the others had fled".
The "Vatican"-version of the text is used.
Information about the recording
|CD:||SOMMCD 058 (Céleste Series)|
Fré Thissen from the Netherlands pointed me to this composition. (Thank you very much!).
|Orchestra:||Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra|
|Choir:||Prague Mixed Choir|
Pavla Anuicka, mezzo soprano, Roman Janal, baritone
|Code:||March 2008 - FUX 01 (221)|