Hildegard von Bingen and Giacinto Scelsi
As a follow-up to their impressive rendering of Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater, we invite Zsuzsi Tóth and Goeyvaerts String Trio back for a new, daring musical confrontation between medieval composer Hildegard of Bingen and 20th-century composer Giacinto Scelsi.
Scelsi reached the ultimate form of intimacy in his pieces for strings. He described them as a quest for a third dimension in sound. This invisible dimension is comparable to the many visions experienced by Hildegard of Bingen. Her sublime music is an expression of this extatic intimacy.
Hildegard von Bingen - muziek uit onder meer de 'Dendermonde Codex'
Giacinto Scelsi - 'Strijktrio' en 'Elegia per Ty'
with Zsuzsi Tóth (soprano), Kristien Roels (violin), Kris Matthynssens (viola) en Pieter Stas (cello)