About the composer
Marian Mitea was born in 1943 in Giurgiu, Rumania. He studied choir conducting, harmony and counterpoint at the Bucharest National Superior Conservatory of Music. After that he settled in Belgium, where he became director of the Woluwe-St.Pierre Music Academy in 1980. He founded the Sammartini Choir and Consort in 1999, a semi-professional choir with a repertoire varying from Monteverdi to Brahms. Among his compositions are chamber music as well as choral music.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Bass, choir and orchestra.
The Stabat Mater is divided into ten parts, including a separate part - a fugue - for the "Amen". The music is, at least to my ears, in a late 19th century style, and easy to listen to.
The "Analecta"-version of the text is used.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Not a commercial CD, but a private registration of a concert.|
The CD was presented to me by our friend Ignace Verberk, who bought it from a representative of the choir.
|Orchestra:||Sammartini Choeur & Consort|
|Choir:||Sammartini Choeur & Consort|
Florenta Marinescu, soprano