The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Vivaldi's Stabat Mater

You need this CD . Stop listening to the Four Seasons over and over again and get some real Vivaldi red meat! Even if the title piece is Vivaldi's Stabat Mater, the real gem of this recording by Andreas Scholl and the Ensemble 415 is the recording of the work, "Cessate, omai cessate". That alone is worth the price of this recording, if not much more.

Cessate, omai cessate,
rimembranze crudeli
d'un affeto tirano?
Gia barbare e spietate,
mi cangiaste i contenti
in un immenso affano.


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