Album: Pergolesi, Musica Sacra / Concerto Italiano (Naïve Classiques)

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Naïve marks Pergolesi's anniversary with this boxed set from Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano and Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante.

Gemma Bertagnoli and Sara Mingardo are the soloists in the Stabat Mater, its sighing motifs echoed in Barbara Schlick's imprecatory Salve Regina.

The Missa Romana is the wild card, while Leo's Salve Regina and Alessandro Scarlatti's Messa per il santissimo natale and exquisite 16 voice Stabat Mater setting illustrate the traditions in which the young Pergolesi was educated.