About the composer
Felicia Donceanu was born in 1931. She studied composition at the Conservatory of Bucharest. Apart from being a renowned composer, she also writes poetry and makes plastic art.
As a composer among her works we can find chamber music, choral music, music for children and classical songs.
Felicia Donceanu received several prizes for her compositions. Her music is poetic, as she is trying to extend the spell of poetry into the music.
About the Stabat Mater
Female Choir and Harp
The work is not divided into sections. The music flows on in a relaxed way, imbedded in the pastoral sounds of the harp. Very easy to listen to.
The "Analecta"-version of the text is used, but only the first four stanzas. Stanza 3 and 4 are then repeated.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Polhymnia – Sacrée et Profane|
The CD has no number, as it is not from a commercial company. It is one of the CD’s on which the Polhymnia female choir from Switzerland has recorded some of the music of their repertoire. It was recorded at the Victoria Hall, Geneva, November – December 2000.
Isabelle Martin-Achard, harp
Zoltan Kodály: Ave Maria + Vejnemöjnen Muzsikál