About the composer
Giovanni Benedetto Platti was born in 1697 in Padua, Italy. At the age of 25 he migrated to Würzburg, Germany, where he became a member of the court chapel of Fürstbischof Johann von Schönborn who was a great lover of music. Platti was not only a good singer and player of various instruments, he also got well known for his compositions. He wrote a number of works for cello, six harpsichord concertos and twelve harpsichord sonatas, six flute sonatas, and among his vocal works three masses, a requiem and the Stabat Mater. He died in Würzburg in 1763.
About the Stabat Mater
Bass, 2 hobos, 2 violins and basso continuo
Platti used only the first two stanzas, but developed these into a full grown bass aria.
Only the first two stanzas are sung.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Conventus Musicus CM 1015: Musik im Dom zu Würzburg|
The idea of this CD is to compare the music of the Italian Platti, living in Germany, with that of the German Hasse, living at the same time in Italy. Recorded at the Dom, Würzburg, in July 1991.
Matthias Rettner, bass
Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Hobo concerto in G