Baroque works expressive of the sorrows of the Virgin Mary form the prelude to Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
Harry Bicket conductor
Nadja Zwiener violin
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Anna Devin soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Vivaldi Concerto for strings in G minor RV.157
Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor Op.9 No.2
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C major RV.581
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor RV.169 ‘Al Santo Sepolcro’
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
At the request of the artist there has been a change of programme. Vivaldi’s Concerto for strings in G minor will replace the Scarlatti Sinfonia.
Albinoni’s most popular oboe concerto (which contains a ravishing and justly-celebrated slow movement), and two gorgeous violin concertos by Vivaldi linked to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary, form the prelude to a performance of Pergolesi’s masterpiece. His Stabat Mater describes Mary’s anguish in music of heartbreaking beauty, performed here by the always-thrilling period-instrument ensemble, The English Concert, and two superstar singers of the early-music world.
This concert will finish at approximately 9.20pm