About the composer
Joseph Rheinberger was born on 17 March 1839 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. He spent most of his life in Munich, Germany where he died in 1901. He was composer, organ player and a renowned teacher of counterpoint and held the position of Munich Court Kapellmeister. He composed music for organ, church music and opera’s. Felipe Gasper wrote me, that Rheinberger composed another Stabat Mater in 1864 (c minor, opus 16). It is written for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, choir and orchestra and has 5 movements of 4 stanzas each.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir and organ, but a string orchestra is optional.
|Length:||CD 1: 13.40 minutes, CD 2: 15.19 minutes and CD 3: 16:40 minutes|
Rheinberger's Stabat Mater in g minor, opus 138 is divided into four sections and has been written for use in the liturgy. It is described as having a popular-traditional quality, using some baroque rhythms and ending in a quiet fugue.
The "Analecta"-version of the text is used, with the following variations:
Information about the recording
|CD1:||CALIG CAL 50923: Marian Hymns of the 19th century|
A very diverse collection of little hymns by great composers. Recorded at the Villa Berg, Stuttgart, in March 1993.
|Choir:||Philharmonia Chor Stuttgart|
E.T.A.Hoffmann: Ave maris stella
|CD2:||Mitra Cd 16 290: Stabat Mater|
Another excursion into the world of Stabat Mater settings. As the CD contains 5 Stabat Mater settings, it should be a “must” for every collector, especially as it has the only Gaffori registration that I know of. Recorded at the St.Martinus church, Euskirchen-Kirchheim, in July 1995. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands, 1998.
|Choir:||Figural Chor Köln|
Dom Fonteinnes, Gregorian chant
|CD3:||Stabat Mater 2006 SSM 22006|
The cd is a live registration of the performance in 2006 in Oirschot. The cd was published by the dutch Stabat Mater Foundation.
Peter Cornelius: Stabat Mater
|CD4:||Stabat Mater 2018 St. Stabat Mater Oirschot|
The cd is a live registration of the performance in 2018 in St. Peter Church in Oirschot. The cd was published by the dutch Stabat Mater Foundation. Unfortunately, this year’s event was the final Stabat Mater concert organised by the foundation. It means the end of an era.
|Orchestra:||Philharmonie Zuid Nederland|
James MacMillan, Stabat Mater
|Code:||2018 MACM 02|