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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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. Marissen also points out that, rkcercar procedures often evoking the rigorous demands of the Mosaic Law, the ten canons likely allude to the Weberh Commandments.

Indeed, so pervasive is the conceit that complementary performances of Webern ‘s orchestration of Bach ‘s Ricercata in six voices from The Musical Offering opens and closes the disc. Webern did not sidestep the danger.

He did so, but Frederick then challenged him to improvise a six-voice fugue on the same theme. The juxtaposition of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Webern makes sense through the latter’s orchestration of the formers famous Ricercar. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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Not unlike the preceding cantata, it awakens in plush contours into a duet of sorts before regaling us with tutti and solo passages in turn. Possibly Webern did succeed in achieving a rounded performance, when he himself rehearsed and conducted the work. List of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. The King owned several of the experimental instruments being developed by Gottfried Silbermann. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


Perhaps there’s too much going on here for one CD, but Eicher and his label obviously love to challenge listeners. You will regularly receive information about new scores with free downloads, current prize games and news about our composers.

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

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Email required Address never made public. The structural comparisons are far from arbitrary. Sexy Trippy All Moods. 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.

Two months after the meeting, Bach published a set of pieces based on this theme which we now know as The Musical Offering. ECM’s sound is first rate. 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. Problems playing these files? This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

As he states clearly in a letter to Hermann Scherchen, printed many times since its first publicationwhat he wanted was: On the contrary, he faced it bacch. Sign up for our newsletter! Shopping options License request Hire request. Ricercata a 6 voci Johann Sebastian Bach Fuga 2. An additional dimension is provided by works related to the poles of human existence.


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With Ricercar Christoph Poppen continues where he left off on Morimur. It thus has no final cadence.

Even writing this makes me want to play the whole programme again, which is surely recommendation enough — that, and the excellent sound quality. Like Webern in Bach, Poppen knows how and where to taper his forces, while his players respond with obvious dedication.

Symmetry, the cyclic evolution of a musical germ and the idea of birth in the midst of death: 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.

The musicians of the Munich Chamber Ensemble play in a similarly spare period manner, albeit while using modern instruments.

Those aren’t the only surprises. Fuga Ricercata a 6 voci. Even in the Webern, Poppen’s wegern austerity is welcome; in the Bach, the conductor maintains a clear and “authentically” objective style. The credit for this success must go to conductor Christoph Poppenwhose conceit it is that informs the disc.