Stabat Mater - Curious and Interesting Links
Surfing over the Web you can find links with all kind of subjects (poems, books,
paintings) related to the Stabat Mater. Some are good, some are not, some seem to have
nothing to do at all with the Stabat Mater poem or the music inspired by it. You can even
find a rather disgusting one: a "prayer", dedicated to a black virgin, an
English parody of the poem, with sadistic undertones, as can be seen from the accompanying
picture of a roped up naked female. Not my taste, and, I hope, not yours, too...
I give a short description, and, in some cases, my opinion of the site, but, of course,
you can decide for your self.
Andreas Prittwitz - Lookingback over the Baroque - Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
Andreas Prittwitz is a musician from Spain. He just sent me this Youtube
video. He told me: "Trying to describe my music I would say it is original
compositions with original instruments mixed ( I don´tlike this word, prefer
unify)with modern instruments ( Saxofone, Clarinet ) and improvisations".
Non Stop New York
reflects on: Stabat Mater
Part of the "Easter in New York" site, about the Stabat Mater. It looks nice,
but not so nice is the fact that they copied most of their texts from my Ultimate Stabat
Mater site, without asking, or without any reference. I asked them about that, but
"they had no idea how that could have happened".
- Stichting Stabat Mater
The Dutch "Stichting Stabat Mater" (Stabat Mater Foundation) comes from private
initiative early 1998. Its goal is the yearly performance of Stabat Mater compositions in
the period preceding Easter. These performances should lead to a long-lasting tradition, a
musical event that will be an important item on the cultural agenda. Therefore, the
founders aim for a high standard of artistic quality, to make sure of an intense musical
experience. Moreover, these performances are meant to contribute to the atmosphere of the
Passion time. That is the reason that the musical programs will be executed in churches,
especially those with excellent acoustical qualities.
Via Crucis - Theo Hol
The website van Theo Hol, a dutch sculptor and photographer. In 1994 he had an
Stabat Mater-exposition in the Univerity of Tilburg.
- Project Dialogue
Painting - Music
My friend Daisy Mottier from Switzerland presents her pictural expression of
the Stabat Mater, inspired by the contemporary interpretation of de Genevois
composer Jean-Claude Schlaepfer. Here you can listen to the music and
see the paintings!
- Stabat Mater for
Stabat Mater for Online Listening is an activity of the Music Programme of
Christ Church Anglican Cathedral located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, at the
corner of rue University and rue Ste-Catherine.
interview about the Ultimate Stabat Mater Website.
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