About the composer
Antonio was born ca. 1635 in Rimini (Italy). He died in 1700 in Vienna, where he lived the major part of his working life. He entered the dowager Empress (widow of the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand III) Eleonora’s service in Vienna in 1658. From 1682 until his death in 1700 he was imperial court Kapellmeister in Vienna. Besides chamber music he composed more than 170 operas and more than 40 oratorios. He also composed religious music: two masses, three hymns and a Stabat Mater are preserved.
About the Stabat Mater
This Stabat Mater was probably composed for performance during a procession, as indicated by the addition to the composition: Stabat Mater a 4 Per la Processione. Despite the simple strophic format it is an expressive and variegated composition
The text is according to "Analecta", but only stanzas 1 - 6 and 19 and 20 are used.
|CD :||Twee Stabat Mater uit Wenen: Draghi en Haydn|
|About this CD:|
This cd is a live registration of the annual concert organized by the Dutch Stabat Mater Foundation and performed on April 6, 2014 in the St. Petrus church at Oirschot.
Haydn, Stabat Mater
|Code:||2014 DRA-01 (252)|