Goeyvaerts String Trio
on Challenge Records
Arvo Pärt's STABAT MATER
Ivan Moody's SIMERON
The Goeyvaerts String Trio wins!
EDISON Classic 2014
This prestigious price is a reward for an album of outstanding quality. The Edison Classic 2014 will be presented November 29th at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht.
In the jury report we can read:
'The Goeyvaerts String Trio makes Pärt’s Stabat Mater bloom as never before: crystal clear and full of overtones. Also Simeron of Ivan Moody, composed for the trio, is being played and sung in an unbelievably impressive way.'
+Editor's Choise in Gramophome
"The absolute control and pinpoint perfection required by pieces such as these is masterfully achieved: the result is incredibly, movingly, beautiful."
+A 10 in Luister (renowned Dutch magazine) by Margaretha Coonstra:
... the extreme precision and purity of this recording (virtuosity is too blaring as word) seems again a revelation. [...] Even if words fall short in this meditation of sounds on resurrection and redemption, Philippe Grisar's philosophical reflection in the nicely bound booklet, is a truly meaningful supplement.
(Full Eng. translation)
Fanfaremag.com (May/June 2015) by
Ronald E. Grames:
The sound is transparent and detailed, with a palpable sound stage, so that I thought it might actually be an SACD. It is not, and some of the violin upper harmonics give this away, but it is in every way a lovely presentation of the music-making. The disc comes in a bound volume with a sleeve loose enough that one can, with care, get the disc in and out without scratching it. The notes, by psychoanalyst and therapist Philippe Grisar, are a contemplation of the music, Orthodox iconography, and the events they portray; quite lovely in themselves.
In March 2014 issue of 'Luister': "Lauwerkrans voor Goeyvaerts String Trio, In reine stemming" (Laurel wreath for Goeywaerts String Trio, In Just Intonation),subject 'Project' by M. Coonstra, pp. 100-102.
+ by Ferruccio Nuzzo (Italian)
"...oggi la scopriamo molto più … fantastica, illuminata dai mille colori che si schiudono sotto le dita dell’interprete."
" we discover the ... more ... fantastic, illuminated by thousands of colors that will hatch under the fingers of the interpreter. "
+ by Mel Martin in Audiophile Audition
"This is a wonderful performance and recording. Listeners who connect with the somberness and spirituality of Pärt will feel right at home. Highly recommended!"
+ by Frits Broekema (Dutch/Eng.)
"De drie zangers, evenals het strijktrio, leveren in samenklank en solistisch in dit zeer openliggende werk een vlekkeloze prestatie, waarbij de eerste riskant hoge maar spatzuiver gezongen inzet van de sopraan zeker vermeld moet worden. "
+ highly recomended in New York
"There is a new recording of Pärt’s music I highly recommend"
+ Een mooie recensie van opusklassiek.nl
"de klankweelde - zowel de vocale solisten als het Goeyvaerts Trio leveren hier een topprestatie - is overrompelend"
+ by Remy Franck (Deutsch)
"The atmosphere of the performances is sublime and moving."