timeline: 1708-1717 Scarlatti writes his 'Stabat Mater', commissioned by the Neapolitan brotherhood of the Cavalieri della Vergine dei Dolor for the Lent services in the church of San Luigi di Palazzo. 1734-1736 Pergolesi’s 'Stabat Mater', commissioned by the same brotherhood to supersede the Scarlatti version.
1980 Pioneered in northern Europe, the Baroque revival continues in Italy, spearheaded by Rinaldo Alessandrini. 1998 Rinaldo Alessandrini and his newly founded Concerto Italiano record the two Stabat Maters. The recording becomes a reference: ƒƒƒƒ Télérama, Timbre de platine Opéra international, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, 10 de Répertoire, Recommended by Classica.