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Angelo Comisso: Stabat Mater

Read "Stabat Mater" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Italian composer/pianist Angelo Comisso took on a challenging task when he decided to write contemporary music to one of the most powerful medieval hymns, Stabat Mater Dolorosa, that meditates on the suffering of Mary, Jesus Christ's mother during his crucifixion, attributed to Franciscan Jacopone da Todi. This hymn has been set to music by many composers, among them Joseph Haydn, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi and Arvo Pärt. But Comisso arrangement of this sorrowful hymn does not attempt ...


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