This is the kind of CD that only ECM’s producer Manfred Eicher could come up with. The juxtaposition of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Webern makes. Ricercata) a 6 voci (arranged by: Anton Webern) Of the thirteen pieces of exquisite Bach known to us as the “Musical Offering”, the Fugue has the most. Johann Sebastian Bach Anton Webern Ricercar The Hilliard Ensemble Monika Mauch soprano David James countertenor Rogers.
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Notify me of new comments via email. As he states clearly in a letter to Hermann Scherchen, printed many times since its first publicationwhat weebrn wanted was: Marissen also points out that, canonic procedures often evoking the rigorous demands of the Mosaic Law, the ten canons likely bwch to the Ten Commandments.
It’s not heart-warming, but it engages the intellect and sends thought waves off in unusual directions, which is more than one can say about most recent classical CDs. There are several Biblical citations hidden in this movement, and their discovery is made especially difficult by various compositional maneuvers. I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity.
From the ricercra notes of the ethereal Ricercata through the spirituality of Webern ‘s string quartetthe bcah mystery of Bach ‘s Cantata No. Apart from the trio sonata, which is written for flute, violin and basso continuothe pieces have few indications of which instruments are meant to play them, although there is now significant support for the idea that they are for solo keyboard, like most of Bach’s other published works.
The ricercars are more frequently performed on keyboard than the canons, which are often played by an ensemble of chamber musiciansricercag instrumentation comparable to that of the trio sonata. Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. An additional dimension is provided by bacch related to the poles of human existence. Johann Sebastian Bach Composer. It multiplies the possibilities of estrangement from the original.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Views Read Edit View history. The Modern Jazz Quartet used one of the canons originally “for two violins at the unison” as an introduction to their performance of the standard song “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise.
Skip to main content. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Even writing this makes me want to play the whole programme again, which is surely recommendation enough — that, and the excellent sound quality.
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The meeting, taking place at the King’s residence in Potsdamcame about because Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel was employed there as court musician. Fill in your details below webwrn click an icon to log in: The Canones super Thema Regium are also usually played together.
One might also mention the “bookending” effect created by having this CD both begin and end with Bach’s Ricercar, albeit in two different recordings. Sinfonia – Versus I: Similarly there ricrcar no doubt about the integrity of his purpose.
Likewise, Webern’s String Quartet and his Five Movements also originally scored for string quartet were written when the composer was in his twenties. On the contrary, he faced it squarely. The Musical Offering of Quintilian”.
The unique formal structure of the bachh provides a clue: This was not always easy.
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