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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Views Read Edit View history. Marissen believes that Bach was trying to evangelize Frederick the Great, pointing him to the demands of the Mosaic Law. Duetto – Versus VII: Johann Sebastian Bach Fuga 2. The juxtaposition of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Webern makes sense through the latter’s orchestration of the formers famous Ricercar. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fuga (2. Ricercata) a 6 voci (arranged by: Anton Webern)
Introspection Late Night Partying. 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.
Peters in an arrangement for organ by the musicologist Hermann Keller, then based in Stuttgart.
The Royal Theme is played on the double bass, with Milt Jackson vibraphone and John Lewis piano weaving the two imitative contrapuntal voices above:.
Igor Markevitch produced a realization for three orchestral groups and, for the sonata movements, solo quartet violin, flute, cello, and harpsichordwritten in Home News Contacts Copyright. For while it is tempting, of course, to read these works as if they were written on the brittle paper of death, one cannot help rkcercar feel the affirmation of survival thrumming through their veins. The interrelation of motifs is impossible to miss.
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Bac, the total structure which stretches across the whole work is considerably impeded by the motley diversity of motif-relationships, which stand out as the smallest units in the kaleidoscopic sound-picture of the Webern orchestra. The Ricercar a 6a six-voice fugue which is regarded as the websrn of the entire work, was put forward by the musicologist Charles Rosen as the most significant piano composition in history partly because it is one of the first.
The conceit that informs this disc is that Bach and Webern ‘s meditations of life, death, and eternity are essentially complementary, that Bach ‘s Lutheran faith and Baroque aesthetic and Webern qebern Catholic faith and Modernist aesthetic speak of a shared belief in the luminous and the numinous.
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.
Symmetry, the cyclic evolution of a musical germ and the idea of birth in the midst of death: The “Ricercar a 6” has been arranged on its own on a number of occasions, the most prominent arranger being Anton Webernwho in made a version for small orchestranoted for its Klangfarbenmelodie style i.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Bach answered that he would need to work the score and send it to the King afterwards.
Here it can be seen that the whole formal process has the same basic ricerar as the theme in each of its twelve phases.
As he states clearly in a letter to Hermann Scherchen, printed many times since its first publicationwhat he wanted was: The “thema regium” appears as the theme for the first and last movements of Sonata No.
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This is a great spiritual experience and a very great recording. Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. In actual fact there is a notable similarity between the two composers in the essentials of artistic representation, in the casuistic strictness of concept and in the manner of expression. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This weave seems to pull the orchestra from a profound slumber, also drawing from within it deeper threads that unfold rather than obscure their source.
The recording venue was a church in Hamburg; the engineering makes the music come alive without losing it in hall resonance.
He then returned to Leipzig to write out the Thema Regium “theme of the king”: