A Portuguese Pilgrimage

February 22, 2023, 10:00 pm

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Anonymous 18th-century painting: Lisbon seen from Marquês de Abrantes Palace (Photo: Pedro Ribeiro Simões from Lisboa, Portugal, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

On this week’s edition of Baroque&Before, Giulio Prandi leads the Ghislieri Chorus, Orchestra, and soloists in Mattutino de’ Morti by Davide Perez, born in Naples of Spanish heritage. The work, written when he was mestre de capela at the court of José I, is considered the most significant musical work of 18th century Portugal. Selections from Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki’s Conductus funebris open and close the concert.

Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert April 2, 2021, in Pavia’s Teatro Fraschini, as part of the Misteria Paschalia Festival. Thanks to WFMT’s Association with the European Broadcasting Union, you’ll be able to stream tonight’s program for 30 days following the broadcast. a blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream accessible.


Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (ca 1667-1734)
Conductus Funebris: Salve Regina

Davide Perez (1711-1778)
Mattutino de’ Morti
– Primo notturno, Secondo notturno, Terzo notturno

Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (ca 1667-1734)
Conductus Funebris: In Paradisum

Federico Fiorio, Marta Redaelli, sopranos
Maria Chiara Gallo, alto
Luca Cervoni, tenor
Alessandro Ravasio, Salvo Vitale, bass
Ghislieri Chorus & Orchestra
Giulio Prandi, conductor