Stabat Mater

Joseph Haydn

Stabat Mater in G minor

Hob. XXbis, Hob. XXa/1

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Historians have not discovered the occasion for which Haydn wrote this lengthy setting of the famous poem depicting the Virgin Mary at the foot of the Cross. The best we have is a letter in March, 1768, from Haydn to his employer, Prince Nicolaus Esterhazy, asking leave to attend a second performance of it, held at the... read more