Schubert's Vom mitleiden Mariä, (D632) is a compelling Stabat Mater setting was completed in December of 1818 and is an example of his commitment to producing Marian music. It's very old-fashioned in style whose austere three-part texture and somewhat disturbing chromaticism reminds me quite strongly of C.P.E. Bach's odes settings of texts by his friend Christian Furchtegott Gellert. This formalism doesn't prevent Schubert's reaction to the text from shining through, far from it, Schubert's setting is a moving response to Schlegel's depiction of the tragedy of a mother witnessing the execution of her son. It's sung below by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau accompanied as always by the redoubtable Gerald Moore.