About the composer
Stefano Lentini (born 26 November 1974) is a composer from Italy. His first instrument was the guitar, built by his grandfather with the doors of an antique wardrobe. And then came the Renaissance lute, which he studied at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, along with piano, flute, bass, and drums. Ever since he was young he dedicated himself to the composition and arrangement of music. He graduated in Cultural Anthropology and studied Ethnomusicology in Rome and in London. He has composed and produced music extensively for film, television and theatre, working in a large variety of genres.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano and Orchestra,
The Stabat Mater has been composed for the movie The Grandmaster (2013) by Wong Kar-Wei. In the CD booklet Lentini says: Sacred music is generally only referred to music based on religious texts. I think this is wrong. Any kind of music able to convey some Truth about existence should be regarded as “sacred”. It is neither a matter of sound nor of musical instrument. It is not a genre, but an attitude: whether it is symphonic or indie music, if there is some inner truth in it, a profound expressive intensity, then there’s sacredness. Whatever is human is necessarily sacred, because humanity always deserves to be respected and honoured. Before being “sacred” for its text, my Stabat Mater is mundanely sacred for the emotions it hopefully arouses.
Only stanza 1, 2 and 3 have been used. After that the first two lines of stanza 1 are repeated.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Milan 399 503-2 Stefano Lentini|
I bought the CD at Amazon.com. The last track of the CD is the piano-version of the Stabat Mater.
|Orchestra:||The city of Rome contemporary music ensemble|
Sandra Pastrana, soprano
|Code:||2017 LENT-01 (272)|