Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 1710-1736
Septem verba a Christo in cruce moriente prolata
The Seven Words Uttered by the Dying Christ on the Cross

Now attributed to Pergolesi on the basis of the most recent research, the Seven Words of Christ has been regarded, ever since it was discovered by Hermann Scherchen, as ‘one of the most heartfelt works of art, full of profound tenderness and an all-conquering sense of beauty’.

This major work of the Neapolitan Baroque (1736) was given its concert premiere at the Beaune Festival in July 2012, a few days before it was recorded.