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Arvo Pärt / Ivan Moody

Goeyvaerts String Trio

Stabat Mater

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  • Type CD+Book
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917261622
  • Catalog number CC 72616
  • Release date 28 March 14

About the album

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Pure pitches of just intonation penetrate the soul and dissolve deep sadness into consolation... a moving and intimate experience of Sublime beauty. 

Arvo Pärt and Ivan Moody have both turned to Orthodox Christianity at some point in their lives and this has permeated the work of both of them in a particular way. Pärt’s relationship with the icon has already been examined by Paul Hillier in his musicological monograph about the composer. Moody himself makes a comparison to the icon in his score.

The icon is a representation of God or a saint, a reference to the transcendent truth. Pärt’s Stabat Mater and Moody’s Simeron each refer in their own way to a truth that unfolds in their music – and specifically in these performances. The listener (Orthodox or not) will be affected by the particular tonal texture which, in Pärt’s case at least, far transcends the text and exposes a truth of human existence.

text by: Philippe Grisar

Kristien Roels - violin

Kris Matthynssens - viola
Pieter Stas - cello
Zsuzsi Tóth - soprano
Barnabás Hegyi - countertenor
Olivier Berten - tenor 

And the Edison nominees are...


image On Tuesday 21st of October Stichting Edison announced the Classical Edison nominations. We are delighted with the nominations for Challenge Classics.  In the catagory chamber music and the opera: - Goeyvaerts String Trio (Pärt, Moody – Stabat Matar, Simeron) - CC 72616 - De Nationale Opera o.l.v. Marc Albrecht (Trojahn – Orest) - CC 72605 - De Nationale Opera o.l.v. Marc Albrecht (Schreker – Der Schatzgräber) - CC 72591 You can read the motivations of ...

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The performance of the string trio and the vocal trio is brilliant: all six musicians perform with a prisine timbre and in a perfect hamorny
Michael Wersin

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