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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He did so, but Frederick then challenged him to improvise a six-voice fugue on the same theme.
You will regularly receive information about nach scores with free downloads, current prize games and news about our composers. The interrelation of motifs is impossible to miss. It seeks of course in addition to show how I see the character of the work.
Styles Chamber Music Choral. You are commenting using your WordPress. This was not always easy. We have no proof either way. In the Bach Fugue Webern has tried to release this energy for concrete effect, mainly through changes of tempo which are meant to show up the formal structure.
The inscription Quaerendo invenietisfound over Canon No. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Ursula Kirkendale  argued for a close connection with the twelve-volume rhetorical manual Institutio Oratoria of the Roman orator Quintilianwhom Frederick the Great admired. The Musical Offering of Quintilian”. Journal of the American Musicological Society. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Peters in an arrangement for organ by the ticercar Hermann Keller, then based in Stuttgart.
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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 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. Likewise, Webern’s String Quartet and his Five Movements also originally scored for string quartet were written when the composer was in his twenties.
As with the final build-up of latent energy ff. The first performance was in London on 25 Aprilwith Webern conducting.
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Such a risk is doubtless also involved in any performance on the piano. Hearing this has changed everything for me. Eicher extends the idea in other dimensions, however. Even writing this makes me want to play the whole programme again, which is surely recommendation enough — that, and the excellent sound quality. Leslie Howard produced a new realisation of The Musical Offeringwhich he orchestrated and conducted in Finland in The Royal Theme is played on the double bass, with Milt Jackson vibraphone and John Lewis piano weaving the two imitative contrapuntal voices above:.
As Bach’s Ricercar was written early in his career, another early work by Bach, the Cantata 4, has been added to the program. These compositions are called the riddle fugues or sometimes, more appropriately, the riddle canons.
Movements 5 for string quartet, Op. The credit for this success must go to conductor Christoph Poppenwhose conceit it is that informs the disc. And as expected, the Hilliard Ensemble contributes an absolutely fat-free performance of the cantata — it’s cool, but not devoid of expression. Each is a universe in fragments waiting to be painted, and the exigencies of our fragile existence its subjects. The juxtaposition of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Webern makes sense through the latter’s orchestration of the formers famous Ricercar.
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.
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.
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.
From the first notes of the ethereal Ricercata through the spirituality of Webern ‘s string quartet ricercat, the dreadful mystery of Bach ‘s Cantata No. Sinfonia – Versus I: Marissen sees an incongruity between the official dedication to Frederick the Great and the effect of the music, which is often melancholy, bacu mournful.
Marissen believes that Bach was trying to evangelize Frederick the Great, pointing him to the demands ricercarr the Mosaic Law. And, if Webern could orchestrate Bach, then why not let Poppen orchestrate Webern?