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Home » Italian Composers » Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

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Pergolesi. La fenice sul rogo, ovvero La morte di San Giuseppe. Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante. San Michele Arcangelo: Pamela Lucciarini, soprano; Amor divino: María Hinojosa, soprano; Maria Santissima: Sonia Prina, contralto; San Giuseppe: Ferdinand von Bothmer, tenor. Radio Clásica from Cuenca, 51a Semana de Música Religiosa, 6 April 2012. Listen.

Recordings

Pergolesi. Cantatas and Concertos. Brilliant Classics 94763 (1 CD, October 2014). Details. Renato Criscuolo, Musica Perduta. Valentina Varriale, soprano; Mauro Borgioni, baritone; Mauro Squillante, mandolin. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater, Confitebor tibi Domine, Laudate pueri Dominum. Erato 50999 319147 2 7 (1 CD, November 2013). Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Julia Lezhneva, mezzo-soprano. Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Almost certainly not "Pergolesi". Septem verba a Christo. Harmonia Mundi  (1 CD, March 2013). René Jacobs, AKAMUS. Video. Sophie Karthäuser, soprano; Christophe Dumaux, countertenor; Julien Behr, tenor; Konstantin Wolff, bass. Attributed in Pergolesi in 1760, when Pergolesi's music was considerably more valuable than during his brief lifetime. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Il Prigionier Superbo & La Serva Padrona (Naples 1733). Arthaus Musik (2 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray, October 2012). Video excerpts. Corrado Rovaris, Accademia Barocca de I Virtuosi Italiani. Viridate: Marina Comparato, soprano; Ericlea: Ruth Rosique, soprano; Micisda: Giacinta Nicotra, soprano; Metalce: Marina De Liso, contralto; Rosmene: Marina Rodríguez Cusí, contralto; Sostrate: Antonio Lozano, tenor. La Serva Padrona: Uberto: Carlo Lepore, bass; Serpina: Alessandra Marianelli, soprano. A typical modern production, except the roles are mimed with historically-clad puppets. DVDs (101654): US | UK | DE | CA | JP
Blu-ray (108068): US | UK | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Opera Arias. dhm (1 CD, August 2012). Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano. Marcello Di Lisa, Concerto de' Cavalieri. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri. Oehms Classics (1 CD, March 2012). Valer Barna-Sabadus, sopranist; Terry Wey, countertenor. Michael Hofstetter, Neumeyer Consort, Ensemble Barock Vokal der HfM Mainz. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Adriano in Siria & Livietta e Tracollo (1734). Opus Arte (2 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray, October 2011). Details /  Videos of Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli singing "Saggio guerrier antico" & "Contento forse vivere". Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina. Adriano: Marina Comparato, mezzo-soprano; Emirena: Lucia Cirillo, mezzo-soprano; Aquilio Tribuno: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, soprano; Farnaspe: Annamaria Dell'Oste, soprano; Sabina: Nicole Heaston, soprano; Osroa: Stefano Ferrari, tenor. DVDs (OA 1065 D): US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP 
Blu-ray (OA BD7098 D): US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. L'Olimpiade (Rome 1735). dhm 88697807712 (3 CDs, June 2011). Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis. Megacle: Olga Pasichnyk, soprano; Aristea: Raffaela Milanesi, soprano; Licida: Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano; Argene: Ann-Beth Solvang, mezzo-soprano; Alcandro: Martín Oro, countertenor; Clistene: Jeffrey Francis, tenor; Aminta: Markus Brutscher, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi & Porpora. Cantate e Sonate da Camera. Musica Ficta MF8012 (1 CD, October 2010). Details. Magali Léger, soprano. Ensemble Rosasolis. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater in Dutch translation: "Smart had moeders hart bevangen". Globe 5238 (1 CD, May 2010). Details. Plus instrumental works by W.F. Bach, F. Benda & Vivaldi. Johannes Leertouwer, De Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht. Klaartje van Veldhoven, soprano; Rob Meijers, countertenor. Marten Root, traverso (W.F. Bach). UK | FR | DE | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater, Salve Regina. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902072 (1 CD, November 2010). Bernhard Forck, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Anna Prohaska, soprano; Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano. Also includes Vivaldi, Sinfonia RV 169 "Al Santo Sepolcro" & a Locatelli concerto. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Flute Concerto, Sinfonia. Channel Classics CCS SA 29810 (1 CD, May 2010). Florilegium. Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi box set: 1 - Stabat Mater / Violin Concerto / Salve Regina in C minor. 2 - Missa S. Emidio / Salve Regina in F minor / Manca la guida al piè / Laudate pueri Dominum. 3 - Dixit Dominus / Salve Regina in A minor / Confitebor tibi, Domine / Chi non ode e chi non vede. DG-Archiv 477 8464 7 (3 CDs, October 2010). Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Reissue of the three CDs released in 2009-2010. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi (arrangement by J.S. Bach), Stabat Mater - Tilge Höchster meine Sünden BWV 1083; Bach, Fugues from the Well-tempered Clavier book II arranged by Mozart for string quartet, K.405. Hyphen Press Music 001 (1 CD, May 2010). Rachel Elliott, soprano; Sally Bruce-Payne, contralto. The Bach Players. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Dixit Dominus; Salve Regina in A minor; Confitebor tibi, Domine; Chi non ode e chi non vede. DG-Archiv 477 8465 (1 CD, March 2010). Details. Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Rachel Harnisch, soprano; Rosa Bove, contralto; Julia Kleiter, soprano; Lucio Gallo, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Missa S. Emidio, Salve Regina in F minor, Manca la guida al piè, Laudate pueri Dominum. DG-Archiv 477 8463 (1 CD, February 2010). Details. Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Rachel Harnisch, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto; Verónica Cangemi, soprano; Teresa Romano, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater / Violin Concerto / Salve Regina in C minor. DG-Archiv 477 8077 (1 CD, August 2009). Details. Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart. Rachel Harnisch, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto; Julia Kleiter, soprano. Giuliano Carmignola, violin. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Leo, Pegolesi, Scarlatti. Sacred Music from Naples. dhm 88697539442 (1 CD, February 2010). Details. Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo-soprano; Catherine Jones, cello. This is one of my favorite recordings of 2010. It includes 2 Salve Reginas by Leo, 2 by Pergolesi, 1 by Scarlatti, and a cello concerto by Leo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Porpora, Vinci, Leo, Hasse, Pergolesi. Lava - Opera Arias from 18th Century Naples. dhm 88697541212 (1 CD, August 2009). Details / CD booklet (pdf)  / Video of "Manca solletica" from Leo's Demetrio. Claudio Osele, Le Musiche Nove. Simone Kermes, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Reissued on dhm 88697661232 (March, 2010) without the booklet: UK | FR | DE
Vivaldi. Stabat Mater, Sonata al Santo Sepolcro RV130; Pergolesi, Salve Regina; Pergolesi (arrangement by J.S. Bach), Stabat Mater - Tilge Höchster meine Sünden BWV 1083. BIS SACD 1546 (1 CD, July 2009). Emma Kirkby, soprano; David Taylor, countertenor. Theatre of Early Music. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Alessandro Scarlatti & Pergolesi. Masses. Naïve / Opus 111 OP 30461 (1 CD, October 2008). Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano. Scarlatti, Messa per il Santissimo Natale (1707); Pergolesi, Messa Romana "di S. Emidio" (1734). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Michel Corrette. Les Amusemens du Parnasse - Harpsichord Pieces. Pierre Verany PV708021 (1 CD, April 2008). Jean-Patrice Brosse, harpsichord. Livres II (1750) and III (1754). Book III contains arrangements of Italian arias, including three movements from Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. FR | DE
Pergolesi & Alessandro Scarlatti. Stabat Mater. Proprius PRSACD 2040 (1 CD, July 2007). Susanne Rydén, soprano; Mikael Bellini, countertenor. Stockholm Baroque Orchestra. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater & Salve Regina. Virgin (1 CD, October 2006). Fabio Biondi, Europe Galante. Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; David Daniels, countertenor. How about a CD of some of Pergolesi's unknown music that hasn't been recorded 30 times? US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater / Salve Regina. Mirare MIR006 (1 CD, October 2005). Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort. Núria Rial, soprano; Carlos Mena, countertenor. Plus a concerto by Francesco Durante. UK | DE | FR | JP
Pergolesi & Porpora. Stabat Mater / Salve Regina. Eloquentia EL0505 (1 CD, June 2005). Details. Antonio Florio, La Cappella de'Turchini. Maria Grazia Schiavo, soprano; Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano. FR | DE
Pergolesi, Stabat Mater, Alessandro Scarlatti, Salve Regina. & Vivaldi, Sinfonia & Sonata. Studio SM D3015 (1 CD 2004). Details. Rémy Fombon, Le Collegium Baroque. Paul Laumont, sopranist; Benoît Petit, countertenor. DE | FR
Pergolesi, Leo, Jommelli, Traetta, Galuppi, Paisiello, Piccinni & Sacchini. Arie del'700 Italiano. Hungaroton HCD 32253 (1 CD, November 2004). Details. Mónika González, soprano. Fabio Pirona, Savaria Baroque Orchestra. Includes comparative settings of "Se cerca, se dice" from L'Olimpiade by Pergolesi, Paisiello & Piccinni and "Lieto così talvolta" from Pergolesi's Adriano in Siria. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater. Musica napoletana per la festa della Vergine dei Sette dolori. Alpha 009 (1 CD 2000). Details. Olivier Schneebeli, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Pages & Les Chantres de la Chapelle. Patrizia Bovi, soprano; Pino de Vittorio, tenor; Bernard Arrieta, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater & Salve Regina. L'Oiseau-Lyre 425 692-2 (1 CD 1989). Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music. Emma Kirkby, soprano; James Bowman, countertenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Salve Regina reissued as part of Decca 455 017-2 (2 CDs 1997): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Pergolesi & Alessandro Scarlatti. Stabat Mater. Opus 111 OPS 30160 (1 CD 1999). Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano. Gemma Bertagnolli, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto. Additional recommendable Stabat Maters, plus J.S. Bach's interesting arrangement, are listed at the bottom. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued in 2007 on Naïve Voix Baroque OP30441. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Pergolesi. Livietta e Tracollo (La Contadina Astuta) / La Serva Padrona. Accent ACC 96123 D (1 CD 1996). Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande. Livietta: Nancy Argenta, soprano; Tracollo: Werner Van Mechelen, bass; Serpina: Patricia Biccire, soprano; Uberto: Donato di Stefano, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
DVD of Livietta e Tracollo: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
G.B. Pergolesi, Leonardo Leo & Domenico Gallo. Salve Regina. Opus 111 OPS 30-88 (1 CD 1995). Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante. Barbara Schlick, soprano. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Naïve Baroque Voices OP30444. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Messa a 5 Voci. Musique napolitaine des archives portugaises. K617 159 (1 CD, March 2004). Details. Also included: Antonio Gallassi (c.1750-c.1790), Te Deum; Leonardo Leo, Sinfonia from Demetrio; David Perez (c.1710-1778), Trio. Luiz Alves da Silva, countertenor & director; Mathias Weibel, violin & director, Ensemble Turicum. UK | FR | DE
Emanuele D'Astorga (1680-c.1757), Stabat Mater; Francesco Durante (1684-1755), Magnificat; Pergolesi, Confitebor tibi Domine. dhm 05472 77369 2 (1 CD 1997). Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Freiburger Barockorchester. Ann Monoyios, soprano; Bernhard Landauer, countertenor. The Pergolesi is duplicated on the Marian Vespers set (below), but I find this performance preferable. The works by Durante and D'Astorga are also quite worthwhile and well-performed. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued as dhm Splendeurs 82876601452 (2004) (with original texts): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Pergolesi. Marian Vespers. Erato 0927-46684-2 (2 CDs 2002). Details. Edward Higginbottom, Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of New College, Oxford. Sophie Daneman, soprano; Noémi Kiss, soprano. Vespers reconstructed by Malcolm Bruno. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Cantate da Camera. Bongiovanni GB 2185-2 (1 CD 2001). Fabio Maestri, Complesso Barocco in Canto. Susanna Rigacci, soprano; Gloria Banditelli, contralto. Contains one additional cantata not on the Gini CD (Tactus TC 711601): "Questo e il piano e questo e il rio". US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Pergolesi. Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, In Coelestibus Regnis. Hyperion CDA 66294 (1 CD 1988). Robert King, The King's Consort. Nancy Argenta, soprano; Michael Chance, countertenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
J.S. Bach after Pergolesi. Stabat Mater - "Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden" (Psalm 51, BWV 1083) plus J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 170. Arts Music 47694-2 (1 CD 2004). Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera. Nancy Argenta, soprano; Guillemette Laurens, contralto. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
J.S. Bach after Pergolesi. Stabat Mater - "Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden" (Psalm 51, BWV 1083). Plus Bach organ works performed on the Silbermann organ at St. Petri, Freiberg. Tempéraments TEM 316020 (1 CD 2000). Martin Gester, director and organ, Le Parlement de Musique. Monika Frimmer, soprano; Annette Markert, contralto. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Tempéraments Très Indépendants (2004). FR

Bach und die Italiener - Original oder Fälschung? J.S. Bach after Pergolesi. Stabat Mater - "Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden" (Psalm 51, BWV 1083). Plus Bach's arrangement for harpsichord of an A. Marcello oboe concerto (played on organ here) and "Languet anima mea" by Conti, with minor changes by Bach. Christophorus 77186 (1 CD 1996). Christian Brembeck, Neue Hofkapelle München. Monika Frimmer, soprano; Kai Wessel, countertenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Books

Andrea Fabiano. La "Querelle des Bouffons" dans la vie culturelle française du XVIIIe Siécle. Details. 277 pages. CNRS Editions, October 2005. FR
Daniel Heartz. Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780. 1078 pages. Norton, 2003. Review. The section on Pergolesi includes analyses of the Stabat Mater, La Serva Padrona, and L'Olimpiade. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

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