LPO–0062
© 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 9 October 2010
Total playing time: 67.08
DDD Stereo
Released May 2012

CD: Dvořák – Stabat Mater

LPO conducted by Neeme Järvi

Dvořák Stabat Mater

Neeme Järvi conductor
Janice Watson soprano
Dagmar Pecková mezzo-soprano
Peter Auty tenor
Peter Rose bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Pieter Schoeman leader

Dvořák’s Stabat Mater was a work brought about by personal tragedy of almost incomprehensible proportions, after the composer lost all three of his then living children. A setting of the mediaeval Latin prayer to the bereaved mother of the crucified Christ, it was to become both a work of mourning and a work of healing. The shifts of mood from grief and near despair to hope and faith run throughout the work, before the glory and solace of the final Amen. Neeme Järvi conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in this live concert recording.

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Reviews

'It's the suave beauty of the orchestral writing that comes across most vividly from the London Philharmonic under Järvi.'
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 26 April 2012

‘A deeply satisfying performance of a large-scale choral work ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir are at once expansive and taut under conductor Neeme Järvi. The soloists — soprano Janice Watson, mezzo Dagmar Pecková, tenor Peter Auty and bass Peter Rose — are exceptional.’
John Terauds, Musical Toronto

‘From an orchestral point of view this performance is a triumph, with flawless playing. The LPO Choir also make an excellently incisive contribution … The recorded balance is ideal, with a wide and warm choral spread and vivid, natural orchestral colours. An interpretation to savour.’
Malcolm Riley, Gramophone

‘Neeme Järvi has the measure of the work and leads an outstanding performance … All the performers sound committed and inspired and the LPO Choir responds superbly to Järvi’s authoritative direction.’
Paul E. Robinson, La Scena Musicale (Canada)

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