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Antonin Tučapský: Stabat Mater – Mary Magdalene

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Tucapsky’s Stabat Mater has long been considered his supreme masterpiece and SOMM is very proud to have this work in its catalogue (also see SOMMCD 201) together with the composer’s other seminal work, the Cantata Mary Magdalene. Tucapsky’s music is emotional and traumatic without any obvious direct influences but he acknowledges Szymanowski, Dvorak and Hanus (particularly in the Mary Magdalene).

Czech RSO – Conductor Valek
Prague Mixed Choir – Conductor Kosler

Stabat Mater
In setting such a well-known religious text, Tucapsky approaches the work from the viewpoint of the human emotions felt in the loss by a mother for her only son, whether as part of the religious ritual or in the trauma felt as adapted to parallel human experience from everyday life.

Download the text of Stabat Mater

Mary Magdalene
The setting is of a poem from Pasternak’s Dr.Zhivago in an English translation by Eugene kayden. It is in one continuous movement.

Download the text of Mary Magdalene

On This Recording

  1. Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater (Chorus)
  2. Stabat Mater: O quam tristis (Alto)
  3. Stabat Mater: Quis est homo (Chorus, Baritone, Alto)
  4. Stabat Mater: Eia Mater (Chorus)
  5. Stabat Mater: Tui Nati (Chorus, Alto)
  6. Stabat Mater: Virgo virginam (Baritone)
  7. Stabat Mater: Fac me plagis (Chorus)
  8. Stabat Mater: Inflammatus (Chorus)
  9. Marie Magdalene