About the composer
Ivan Parík was born in 1936 in Slovakia. He studied conducting and composition at the Bratislava conservatorium, then worked some years at the Czechoslovakian television. In 1990, after some 20 years of teaching at the university for musical art he became professor . Ivan Parík is regarded is a master of the miniature and the fragment, with an inclination to detail and intimacy. He wrote music for some movies, orchestral and choral works and chambermusic.
About the Stabat Mater
Tenor and orchestra
The piece is divided in 2 parts. It is described as: two arias on fragments from the Stabat Mater. According to Parík himself they were supposed to be part of a larger work.
The "Vatican"-version of the text is used, but only the stanzas 9 (first aria), and 4 and 5 (second aria). At the end of stanza 9 the exlamation "Sancta Maria" is added.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Kultur Kontakt SF 0012 2131: De Profundis I|
First CD in a project “De Profundis”, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Art of Austria.
|Orchestra:||Symphonic Orchestra of the Slovakian Radio|
Jozef Kundlák, tenor
Roman Berger: De Profundis