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Arvo Pärt: Stabat Mater; Ivan Moody: Simeron

Album Summary

>Pärt, Arvo : Stabat Mater, for soprano, alto, tenor, violin, viola & cello
>Moody, Ivan : Simeron, for soprano, countertenor, tenor & string trio
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Notes & Reviews:

The Goeyvaerts String Trio employs just intonation for the Stabat mater, although equal temperament is the most commonly known and used. Pure intonation is an early form of tuning. Intervals are distributed unevenly but "purely" across the octave. Just intonation sounds calmer, and even a bit more sorrowful, to the contemporary listener. Throughout his Stabat mater, Arvo Pärt alternates beautiful triads with dissonances. The work's emotional quality is present no matter what intonation is used, but just intonation does give the work a specific "voice." The Stabat mater is not an icon surrounded by jewels; it is an expression of suffering and solace. This performance of the Stabat mater reveals something that cannot be put into words, and this may explain its intense beauty.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint-Jean-L'Évangéliste de Beaufays, Belgium (2013-07-09_2013-07-10&2013-).



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>Pärt, Arvo : Stabat Mater, for soprano, alto, tenor, violin, viola & cello
  • Performers: Olivier Berten; Barnabás Hegyi; Zsuzsi Toth
  • Ensemble: Goeyvaerts String Trio
  • Notes: Église Saint-Jean-L'Évangéliste de Beaufays, Belgium (2013-07-09_2013-07-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Moody, Ivan : Simeron, for soprano, countertenor, tenor & string trio
  • Performers: Olivier Berten; Barnabás Hegyi; Zsuzsi Toth
  • Notes: Église Saint-Jean-L'Évangéliste de Beaufays, Belgium (2013-07-09_2013-07-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012