Boismortier: 6 Suites De Pièces
Format: COMPACT DISC
The publication of the record with Boismortier’s suites for the recorder solo (RecArt 0026) has been part of the “Tuning systems and musical temperaments – aural perception” research project, conducted by the Chair of Music Theory of the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lódz. The aim of the project is to investigate the perception of music performed in different intonation systems – the research into intonation-related sensitivity, an impact of intonation on the perception and interpretation of a composition, search for the methods of learning new intonations. This record is a demonstration of just intonation applied in the realization of 18th-century music for a wind instrument solo. The most interesting feature of this system is a certain fluidity of intonation, occurring in relation to changing harmony within one key and the perception of different keys in subsequent suites. As a consequence, subtle changes in the pitch of particular tones are bound to be determined by the harmonic course of the work and by their role as a given chord member, a third and fifth in particular. This recording serves as a perfect tool for the presentation of just intonation and its nuances.