Rossini Stabat Mater


Anvil, Basingstoke


Sunday, 6 April, 2014


Basingstoke Choral Society / Croydon Phil / New London Sinfonia

Stabat Mater is a work by Gioachino Rossini based on the traditional structure of the Stabat Mater for chorus and soloists. Initially he used his own librettos and compositions for a portion of the work and, eventually, the remainder by Giovanni Tadolini, who composed six additional movements. Rossini presented the completed work to Varela as his own. It was composed late in his career after retiring from the composition of opera. He began the work in 1831 but did not complete it until 1841.