The decade in culture: Stabat mater (James MacMillan, 2016)
25 December 2019
“Surprisingly, in our supposedly post-religious age, a 13th-century Catholic poem provided the inspiration for the decade’s best concert-hall work. MacMillan’s setting (composed at a time of personal tragedy) is a fervent, virtuosic masterpiece, now available on a superb recording (Coro) by the Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia.”
-The Times, read here.