Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (arr. for piano); D Scarlatti - Piano Sonatas | CPO 5551032

Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (arr. for piano); D Scarlatti - Piano Sonatas


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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5551032

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 30th June 2017



Marie-Luise Hinrichs created a great national and international sensation in the music world with her own piano arrangements of compositions by the medieval saint Hildegard von Bingen, to which she lent new pianistic touches. She now has prepared a piano version of Pergolesi’s world-famous Stabat Mater.

The pianist herself writes: “Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater fascinated me from the very beginning. The music is so deeply moving that I made it a top priority to play it on the piano and to rewrite the music for this instrument. While I was rewriting the Stabat Mater, I experienced phases of great enthusiasm for this work and even days during which I could not continue to write because its profound sadness had overwhelmed me. However, it also has a marvellous turn, when at the end it speaks of the glory of paradise and the protection offered by the cross and along with it the grace of Christ.”

This release showcases a gripping and profound performance with the hallmarks typifying Marie-Luise Hinrichs and her luminous, most finely nuanced and warm piano sound.

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