DVORAK Stabat Mater op. 58 Sinopoli

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ANTONÍN DVORAK

Stabat Mater op. 58
Zvetkova · Donose
Botha · Scandiuzzi
Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Int. Release 01 Mar. 2001
2 CDs / Download
CD DDD 0289 471 0332 5 GH 2


Tracklisting

CD 1: Dvorák: Stabat mater, Op.58

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Stabat mater, op.58

Mariana Zvetkova, Ruxandra Donose, Johan Botha, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden; see Dresden State Opera Chorus, Matthias Brauer, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Mariana Zvetkova, Ruxandra Donose, Johan Botha, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden; see Dresden State Opera Chorus, Matthias Brauer, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Roberto Scandiuzzi, Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden; see Dresden State Opera Chorus, Matthias Brauer, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden; see Dresden State Opera Chorus, Matthias Brauer, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Gesamtspielzeit: 54:27

CD 2: Dvorák: Stabat mater, Op.58

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Stabat mater, op.58

Johan Botha, Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden; see Dresden State Opera Chorus, Matthias Brauer, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden; see Dresden State Opera Chorus, Matthias Brauer, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Mariana Zvetkova, Johan Botha, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Ruxandra Donose, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Mariana Zvetkova, Ruxandra Donose, Johan Botha, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Chor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden; see Dresden State Opera Chorus, Matthias Brauer, Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Gesamtspielzeit: 33:07

From the start of his recording it is clear that Sinopoli is intent upon a dramatic reading . . . I enjoyed the contributions of the soprano and the tenor. Mariana Zvetkova possesses a strong, well-focused voice and, where necessary, she can ride comfortably over the top of the full ensemble. Jan Botha sings with pleasing, unforced tone and he, too, has power in reserve when it is called for . . . Sinopoli's singers suit his interpretation perfectly . . . The Sinopoli reading is extremely dramatic. However, I most certainly do not find it dramatic just for the sake of drama. He presents a completely valid view of the work and newcomers to the piece in particular may respond very favourably to a red-blooded treatment such as this. I enjoyed the performance very much, finding it compelling and cogent. The recorded sound is rich and full. Although this is advertised as a 'live' account there is no trace of audience noise.