Hans Pfitzner Palestrina opera to a libretto by the composer. Directed 2009 by Christian Stückl at the Nationaltheater in Munich. Stars Christopher Ventris, Peter Rose, Michael Volle, John Daszak, Roland Bracht, Falk Struckann, and Christiane Karg. Simone Young conducts the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Stage and costume designs by Stefan Hageneier; lighting by Michael Bauer; directed for TV by Karina Fibich. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was 16th century Italian composer who is still important for his church music and his contributions to the teaching of counterpoint.