ICE Kraków Congress Centre
Marii Konopnickiej 17


Antonio Vivaldi – Credo in E minor RV 591 for choir and strings

Leonardo Leo – Miserere for double choir, 8 voices and continuo

Antonio Maria Bononcini – Stabat Mater in C minor for soloists, choir and strings

Rinaldo Alessandrini, one of the outstanding conductors of the Baroque repertoire, compares sacred masterworks of the best representatives of three Italian schools: Vivaldi from Venice, Bononcini from Bologna and Leonardo Leo from Naples. Vivaldi’s Credo in E minor RV 591, dated around 1715, is considered among his most important pieces of sacred music, while Bononcini’s Stabat Mater in C minor offers one of the best known musical settings of this famous liturgical text. In turn, the 8-voice Miserere by Leo (1739) was admired by great Romantic composers such as Verdi and Wagner, and in the modern times by Riccardo Muti. The performance restores the enchanting effects of the religious music of the early 18th century.


Sonia Tedla – soprano

Enrico Torre – alto 

Luca Cervoni – tenor

Salvo Vitale – bass

Concerto Italiano – ensemble 

Chór Polskiego Radia – choir*

Rinaldo Alessandrini – conductor 

*Artists change: Chór Polskiego Radia replaced Cracow Singers choir