Verbum I: Pater, dimitte illis: non enim sciunt
quid faciunt (Luc 23, 34)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
From GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI – Septem verba a Christo (2013)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
Now attributed to Pergolesi on the basis of the most recent research, the Seven Words of Christ has been regarded, ever since it was discovered by Hermann Scherchen, as ‘one of the most heartfelt works of art, full of profound tenderness and an all-conquering sense of beauty’.This major work of the Neapolitan Baroque (1736) was given its concert premiere at the Beaune Festival in July 2012, a few days before it was recorded.