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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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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Each is a universe in fragments waiting to be painted, and rcercar exigencies of our fragile existence its subjects. The Canones super Thema Regium are also usually played together. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

List of compositions by Johann Rkcercar Bach. Igor Riccercar produced a realization for three orchestral groups and, for the sonata movements, solo quartet violin, flute, cello, and harpsichordwritten in The juxtaposition of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Webern makes sense through the latter’s orchestration of the formers famous Ricercar.

This page was last edited on ricercaf Octoberat Anton Webern Catalogue number: Notify me of new comments via email. University of California Press. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Ricercata a 6 voci arranged by: 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.


Bach, Webern: Ricercar

Two months after the meeting, Bach published a set of pieces based on this theme which we now know as The Musical Offering. Symmetry, the cyclic evolution of a musical germ bavh the idea of birth in the midst of death: With Ricercar Christoph Poppen continues where he left off on Morimur.

This is no mere interpretation, but a bodily dip into Baroque waters.

Thank you from Guy Walker. Sassoon notes that “Handel’s theme is much shorter than the King’s, but its musical ‘architecture’ is uncannily similar: Allegro finAndante 4: 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.

As with the final build-up of latent energy ff. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser.

Bach-Webern: Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach’s Works – Works

Peters in an arrangement for organ by the musicologist Hermann Keller, then based in Stuttgart. Email required Address never made public. Such a risk is doubtless also involved in any performance on the piano. 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.

With the orchestration the difference is only one of degree.

Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. The musicians of the Munich Bahc Ensemble play in a similarly spare ricrecar manner, albeit while using modern instruments.

What must be considered as interpretation in his version of the Fugue is very much imbued with subjective elements; this can be noted even in the visual effect of the notation in the score. When Webern separated almost every descending minor second from the following one by means of phrasing and articulation, as well as the changing timbre of three alternating instruments, as if they were isolated sighs, he came in his interpretation remarkably close to the romantic weltschmerz-chromaticism characteristic of, say, Mahler, and of his own generation.


For while it is ricedcar, 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. You will regularly receive information about new scores with free downloads, current prize games and news about our composers.

Bach; Webern Ricercar

The recording venue was a church in Hamburg; the engineering makes the music come alive without losing it in hall resonance. The New Bach Reader. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

The terms “fugue,” “ricercata,” and “ricercar” are used interchangeably in this context. 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.

Journal of the American Musicological Rcercar. It seeks of course in addition to show how I see the character of the work. The structural comparisons are far from arbitrary. You are commenting using your Facebook account.