Infectious beauty (Stimmung CD)


STIMMUNG, Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier
Harmonia Mundi HMU 807408

“The music's infectious beauty combines with the vividness and sensitivity of the performance to create an inviting sound world. Scored for six voices, ‘Stimmung’ is like a summary of the latemodernist landscape, joining chance, minimalist and serial techniques in one blissed-out brew.
The entire piece is restricted to a few notes, the overtones of a fundamental B-flat, and the resulting harmony is endlessly shaded and re-formed into a kaleidoscope of sonic imagery. The singers of Paul Hillier's Theatre of Voices lavish care and dramatic vigor on the music.”

– Joshua Kosman