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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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! As the printed version gives the gach of being organised for convenient page turning when sight-playing the score, the order of the pieces intended by Bach if there was an intended order remains uncertain, although it is customary to open the collection with the Ricercar a 3and play the trio sonata toward the end. Johann Sebastian Bach Arranger: The recording venue was a church in Hamburg; the engineering makes the music come alive without losing it in hall resonance.

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Even in the Webern, Poppen’s interpretive austerity is welcome; in the Bach, the conductor maintains a clear and “authentically” objective style. Printed during the composer’s lifetime: Marissen sees an incongruity between the official dedication to Frederick the Great and the effect of the music, which is often melancholy, even mournful.


Nevertheless, 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. Ricercata a 6 voci arranged by: From the first notes of the ethereal Ricercata through the spirituality of Webern ‘s string quartetthe dreadful mystery of Bach ‘s Cantata No.

There are several Biblical citations hidden in this movement, and their discovery is made especially difficult by various compositional maneuvers.

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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 but feel the affirmation of survival thrumming through their veins. The Musical Badh of Quintilian”. The New Bach Reader. Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. Sign up for our newsletter!

Bach; Webern Ricercar

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Anton Webern Catalogue number: The ricercars and wfbern have been realised in various ways. Herbert Glossner, in his liner notes, analogizes the relationship between the cantata and the ricercar in architectural terms, with the former standing at the center and the latter providing the cornerstones. The Musical Offering German: The effect is more personal than a traditional choral performance.

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University of California Press. Ricercata a 6 voci Johann Sebastian Bach Fuga 2. Webern did not sidestep the danger. The interrelation of motifs is impossible to miss.

Johann Sebastian Bach Composer. Webern’s transcription of the Bach Fugue is not, for all its individuality of conception, a late contribution to the art of musical transformation.

Anton Webern Instrumentation: Orchestrated in an arrangement similar to Webern’s, the theme is deconstructed note by note through a series of rixercar and reconstructed as a Russian Orthodox hymn.