A look at the influence of the Catholic hymn the Stabat Mater, and its influence on composers. In the middle of the show, Hannah Roher, producer of CUPAL's Opera Untapped, came on to talk about the project.
Quae Moerebat et dolebat (Pergolesi)-Andreas Scholl (countertenor); Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset (conductor).
Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)-Anna Netrebko (soprano); Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo-soprano); Santa Cecilia Chorus; Antonio Pappano (conductor).
The start of the Van Cliburn Memorial Broadcast. Pianist Van Cliburn passed away yesterday (Wednesday, February 27th) but his spirit lives on, especially in recorded sound. The show started with Tchaikovsky's First Concerto, recorded in 1958, the year Cliburn won the First International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition playing the same piece. At the competition he also played Rachmaninov's Third Concerto, which we listened to this morning.