Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Donald Macleod explores the music of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, whose death at the age of 26 gave him a mythical status, causing many works to be falsely ascribed to him.

Attrib. Pergolesi: Violin Concerto in B flat (1st mvt)
Concerto Koln
CAPRICCIO 10378 - Tr 4

Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona (opening)
Serpina ...... Patricia Biccire (soprano)
Uberto ...... Donato Di Stefano (bass)
La Petite Bande
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin/director)
ACCENT ACC96123 - Trs 16-18

Pergolesi: Mass a 5
Ensemble Turicum
Luiz Alvez da Silva, Mathias Weibel (directors)
K617 K617159 - Trs 1-9

Pergolesi: Quando corpus (Stabat mater)
Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset (director)
DECCA 4661342 - Tr 12.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Tue 16 Dec 2008 22:00

Composer Help Page


Find resources and contacts for composers from within the classical music industry.

Take a tour of Ravel's house

At Ravel's house at Montfort l'Amaury

Sara Mohr-Pietsch reveals Ravel's character in his exquisitely-decorated house near Paris

The absurdly talented Herr Mendelssohn


Donald Macleod reveals Mendelssohn's gift for sketching and watercolours.

Composers A to Z


Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.