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A Mother’s Tears – Pergolesi: Stabat Mater & Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus

Maarten Engeltjes, PRJCT Amsterdam, Shira Patchornik

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Profound and Deeply Relatable Interpretation of Two Baroque Masterworks

PRJCT Amsterdam and its artistic director Maarten Engeltjes present A Mother’s Tears with two of the greatest vocal works of the baroque era: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus.

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While Vivaldi’s virtuosic piece contemplates the helplessness of people when God does not support their efforts, Pergolesi’s portrait of the weeping Mary at the Cross embodies what the “nameless” parents of a deceased child go through. In the Stabat Mater, Engeltjes’s counter-tenor blends together seamlessly and soothingly with Shira Patchornik’s soprano voice, resulting in an interpretation that is both profound and deeply relatable.      

PRJCT Amsterdam is a young, innovative baroque ensemble centered around counter-tenor Maarten Engeltjes, and founded in 2017. Engeltjes is one of the most sought-after countertenors of today, working with several of the most esteemed early music groups and conductors. After having won multiple major baroque competitions, soprano Shira Patchornik is quickly establishing herself as an important singer on the opera and concert stage. All artists make their Pentatone debut. 


Maarten Engeltjes – Music Director, Conductor, Counter-Tenor
Shira Patchornik, Soprano
PRJCT Amsterdam

Tracklist

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1.
Pergolesi I Stabat mater dolorosa
04:19
2.
Pergolesi II Cuius animam gementem
02:11
3.
Pergolesi III O quam tristis
02:00
4.
Pergolesi IV Quae moerebat
02:05
5.
Pergolesi V Quis est homo
02:28
6.
Pergolesi VI Vidit suum
03:20
7.
Pergolesi VII Eia Mater
02:22
8.
Pergolesi VIII Fac ut ardeat cor meum
02:11
9.
Pergolesi IX Sancta Mater
05:30
10.
Pergolesi X Fac ut portem
03:37
11.
Pergolesi XI Inflammatus
01:56
12.
Pergolesi XII Quando corpus Amen
04:32
13.
Vivaldi I Nisi Dominus
02:36
14.
Vivaldi II Vanum
01:24
15.
Vivaldi III Surgite
01:35
16.
Vivaldi IV Cum dederit
04:40
17.
Vivaldi V Sicut sagittae
01:47
18.
Vivaldi VI Beatus vir
00:59
19.
Vivaldi VII Gloria Patri
04:39
20.
Vivaldi VIII Sicut erat in principio
01:08
21.
Vivaldi IX Amen
01:53

Total time: 00:57:12

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Karel Bruggeman

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Schellingwouderkerk, Amsterdam, 23, 24 & 26 April 2023.

Release DateMarch 29, 2024

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The Classic Review

Pentatone’s recording is exemplary: clear and warm, voices and instruments beautifully balanced in an intimate acoustic. Engeltjes’ liner notes do not really discuss the music itself, but rather focuses on its spiritual and emotional meaning. This is Prjct Amsterdam’s first release on the Pentatone label – hopefully, we will hear more from them soon – recommended.

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