While the goal of the latter project was to reveal what was hidden, here it is to direct our ears to what is already there. To achieve this Poppen bridges the J. 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 structural comparisons are far from arbitrary.
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Faerisar 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.
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Fuga 2. 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:.
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. Shopping options License request Hire request. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.
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. 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. Sign up for our newsletter! 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.
Bach, Webern: Ricercar
Faerisar 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. 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. Peters in an arrangement for organ by the musicologist Hermann Keller, then based in Stuttgart.
Bach; Webern Ricercar
The ricercars and canons have been realised in various ways. The ricercars are more frequently performed on keyboard than the canons, which are often played by an ensemble of chamber musicians , with instrumentation comparable to that of the trio sonata. 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 3, and play the trio sonata toward the end. The Canones super Thema Regium are also usually played together. Musical riddles[ edit ] Some of the canons of The Musical Offering are represented in the original score by no more than a short monodic melody of a few measures, with a more or less enigmatic inscription in Latin above the melody. These compositions are called the riddle fugues or sometimes, more appropriately, the riddle canons.