Franz Joseph Haydn
About the composer
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) was born in Rohrau, Austria. He composed amongst others more than 100 symphonies, 84 string quartets, 10 masses and four large oratorios. His Stabat Mater was praised by his contemporaries, for instance by the then famous composer Hasse.
Haydn, who had sent it to Hasse in the hope that “this great and world-celebrated composer” (Haydn’s words) would rectify the weaker parts of the composition, was completely surprised that Hasse “honoured the work by inexpressibly praise”.
Even during his life it was published on a large scale and became his most well-known sacred work. Haydn died in Vienna.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, Tenor, Alto, Bass, Choir and Orchestra
The work is divided into 13 sections. The work is built round five choruses, seven arias and one duet. In the final movement the chorus establishes the vision of the Paradise in a bright G major, a fugue that becomes more and more florid until it encourages a burst of grateful coloratura from the soprano.
the "Analecta"-text is used, with following changes:
|CD 1:||Deutsche Grammophon 429 733-2: Joseph Haydn, Stabat Mater|
|About this CD:|
The work was played on authentic instruments and recorded at the All Saints’ Church, London, in July 1989. You can listen to this recording. See Listen online on this webpage.
|Orchestra:||The English Consort|
|Choir:||The English Consort Choir|
Patricia Rozario, soprano
|Code:||1994 HAY 01|
|CD 2:||Twee Stabat Maters uit Wenen: Draghi en Haydn|
|About this CD:|
The recording of the 16th concert organized by the Dutch Stabat Mater Foundation. Recorded at the St.Petrus church, Oirschot, in March 2014.
|Orchestra:||Brabant Philharmonie Zuid Nederland|
|Choir:||Brabant Koor Zuid Nederland|
Annelies van Gramberen, soprano
Antonio Draghi, Stabat Mater
|Code:||2014 DRA-01 (252)|