Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn directs soprano Keri Fuge and countertenor Tim Mead performing some of the most sublime music of the period.
Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is one of his most famous compositions, and one of the finest settings of this sorrowful song to Mary at the Crucifixion. A hidden gem in this concert is Handel’s cantata ‘Ah! che troppo ineguali’, an anguished appeal of mortal voices to Mary for peace, to extinguish warlike fury.
Programme & Performers
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1 in D major Handel Cantata HWV230, Ah! che troppo ineguali Handel/Ferrandini Cantata HWV234, Il Pianto di Maria Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Academy of Ancient Music Christian Curnyn director & harpsichord Keri Fuge soprano Tim Mead countertenor