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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Classical Net Review – J.S. Bach/Webern – Ricercar
On the contrary, he faced it squarely. 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 ‘s Catholic faith and Modernist aesthetic speak of a shared belief in the luminous and the numinous.
The Modern Jazz Quartet used ricerccar 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. Such a risk is doubtless also involved in any performance on the piano. Frederick wanted to show the elder Bach a novelty, the fortepianowhich had been invented some years earlier.
He then returned to Leipzig to write out the Thema Regium “theme of the king”: Allegro finAndante 4: Ricercar is neither trying to modernize Bach nor even to accentuate the timelessness of his music, but rather taking an informed look into the prism of its inception. The first performance was in London on 25 Aprilwith Webern conducting. The Ricercar a 6a six-voice fugue which is regarded as the highpoint 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 Hilliards sing beautifully, both solo and in ensemble, and the webetn between voices and instruments is impeccable.
Streams Videos All Posts. Authority control MusicBrainz work: Two months after the meeting, Bach published a set of pieces based on this theme which we now know as The Musical Offering.
With Ricercar Christoph Poppen continues where he left off on Morimur. Notify me of new comments via email.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fuga (2. Ricercata) a 6 voci (arranged by: Anton Webern)
The Royal Theme is played on the double bass, with Milt Jackson vibraphone and John Lewis piano weaving the two imitative contrapuntal voices above:. The bookending ricercar does, in fact, support the program like the columns of some aged temple, letting the language therein build from the afterlife of a single oboe line. 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.
Anton Webern Instrumentation: Skip to main content. Leslie Howard produced a new realisation of The Musical Offeringwhich he orchestrated and conducted in Finland in Those aren’t the only surprises. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
As the printed version gives the impression 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.
The deviation is especially obvious in the extensive intermezzi bars 57 to 94 and before the final return of the theme tosince the chromatic motif-fragments accumulate here for purposes of contrast. University of California Press. The ricercars and canons have been realised in various bacy.
The performances are carefully striated and blossom in the glory of rjcercar full inclusion whereas in Morimur only selections were decidedly offered out of their immediate contexts. 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.
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