Opening Contracting 2020.
Premiere will take place at l'Atlàntida de Vic, 21.12.2019.
A big opportunity to enjoy the vocal music of the most important hispanic composer of the XVIIIth Century: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805). The memory of Boccherini should keep the flame burning if we want to recognize its place in the podium of the great composers. His work stands out for the wisdom in creating effects, sonorities and textures with the stringed instruments.
Boccherini has passed to history as a great cello soloist and promoter of string chamber formations: trios, quartets and quintets. He developed jointly with the violinists Nardini and Manfredi and the violist Cambini, with whom he presented himself in quartet travelling in Europe, performing his own works with those of his contemporaries Haydn and Mozart.
Born and trained in Lucca (Italy) Boccherini forged his great fame mainly in Paris between 1767 and 1769. Subsequently, under the protection of the Infante Luis Antonio de Borbón, he moved to Madrid. It is precisely for the Infante Luis, Boccherini writes and presents in 1781 the first version of his Stabat Mater.
Significantly influenced by the homonymous work of Pergolesi, it was written for his wife, soprano Clementina Pelliccia, and for the quartet that he himself integrated with the Font family, all of them at the service of the Infante.
Stabat Mater collects the special musical sensitivity of Boccherini, as well as his knowledge and mastery for vocal writing, using particular registers and textures of classicism, which give him musical dramatism. This sacred work is of an intimate and spiritual nature where the voice melts with the set of instruments with a subtlety, we dare say, without precedents.