About the composer
Franz Lachner was born in 1803 in Rain am Lech. He was a German composer and conductor. His father, a city organist and watchmaker, insisted that all of his children had musical instruction; all should learn voice and violins as well as piano and organ. The fact that the (poor) family had no music paper nor books was not a problem. The children learned to read music from notes written on the wall and practised on a dumb piano. Not only Franz but also five of his siblings became musicians. He went to Vienna in 1823 and became personally acquainted with Schubert and Beethoven. From 1826 till 1834 he was conductor of the Kärntnertor Theater in Vienna. From 1836 tot 1865 he was conductor of the Royal Court Orchestra in Munich. He became highly prominent in the musical world of that city. Personal confrontation with Wagner brought his career to an abrupt end in 1864. Lachner died in 1890 in Munich. His compositions were performed very often during his life, but they are almost forgotten nowadays.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Choir, a-capella
From the cd booklet: This Stabat Mater shows the union of historicizing technique, classical form and romantic expression, so typical for Lachner.
The "Analecta"-version of the text has been used.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Oehms Classics OC 809 Sacred Choral Works, 2008|
Con Passione, a Dutch choir from Alkemade attended me to this cd. They performed the Lachner Stabat Mater in March 2008. I am so sorry that I did not visit the concert because I now like this piece very much. A member of the choir was so kind to send me a copy of the cd but eventually I bought it myself on the internet.
|Choir:||Orpheus Chor München|
Lisa Rothländer, Soprano
Mass in F major op.130
|Code:||January 2009, LACH 01 - 225|