Carolyn Sampson, Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Poulenc: Stabat Mater (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:03 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Poulenc’s „Stabat Mater“, which he described as a „requiem without despair“, was written in 1950 following the death of Christian Bérard who designed the sets for Cocteau’s films and plays and was a leading figure of 1940s Paris. This masterly work, dedicated to the Virgin of Rocamadour, gives pride of place to the chorus and clearly shows its line of descent from the French grands motets. On completing it, Poulenc wrote to Pierre Bernac: 'It’s good, because it’s completely authentic'.