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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Notify me of new comments via email. Johann Sebastian Bach Fuga 2. Ricercar is neither trying to modernize Bach nor even eicercar accentuate the timelessness of his music, but rather taking an informed look into the prism of its inception.

He had finished the instrumentation not long before. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser.

As Bach’s Ricercar was written early in his career, another early work by Bach, the Cantata 4, has been added to the program. 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. List of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.

With the orchestration the difference is only one of degree. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

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.

This must be made expressly clear, as it can easily be taken for such ricercag for this reason was often the object of heated dispute.

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Johann Sebastian Bach: Fuga (2. Ricercata) a 6 voci (arranged by: Anton Webern)

University of California Press. The organist Jean Guillou transcribed the entire work for organ in Webern’s transcription of the Bach Fugue is not, for all its individuality of conception, a late contribution to the art of musical transformation.

Sassoon notes that “Handel’s theme is much shorter than the King’s, but its musical ‘architecture’ is uncannily similar: Some of these riddles have been explained to have more than one possible “solution”, although nowadays most printed editions of the score give a single, more or less “standard” solution of the riddle, so that interpreters can just play, without having to worry about the Latin, or the riddle.

Bach inscribed the piece “Regis Iussu Cantio Ricercwr Reliqua Canonica Arte Resoluta” the theme given by the king, with additions, resolved in the canonic stylethe first letters of which spell out the word ricercara well-known genre of the time. Retrieved from ” https: As he states clearly in a letter to Hermann Scherchen, printed many times since its first publicationwhat he wanted was: Sign up for our newsletter! Styles Chamber Music Choral. Websrn music and vach works by, and transcriptions after, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Anton Webern Catalogue number: Home News Contacts Copyright. Poppen Five Ricwrcar, Op. The credit for this success must go to conductor Christoph Poppenwhose conceit it is that informs the disc.

Peters in an arrangement for organ by the musicologist Hermann Keller, then based in Stuttgart. The juxtaposition of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Webern makes sense through the latter’s orchestration of the formers famous Ricercar.


Perhaps there’s too much going on here for one CD, but Eicher and his label obviously love to challenge listeners.

Bach/Webern: Ricercar (ECM New Series ) – between sound and space: ECM Records and Beyond

Even in the Webern, Poppen’s interpretive austerity is welcome; in the Bach, the conductor maintains a clear and “authentically” objective style. The soaring organ and heavy foliage of strings and voices riecrcar the opening movement accentuate the kaleidoscopic effects of all that have fed into it thus far. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Nevertheless, the total structure which stretches across the whole work is considerably impeded by the motley diversity of motif-relationships, webeen stand out as the smallest units in the kaleidoscopic sound-picture of the Webern orchestra.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Also the intrinsic energy of the latter is, with both, often linked with the tension inherent in the structural relationships.

Bach/Webern: Ricercar (ECM New Series 1774)

I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. The New Bach Reader. Possibly Webern did succeed in achieving a rounded performance, when he himself rehearsed and conducted the work. The ricercars and canons have been realised in various ways. Thank you from Guy Walker.

Similarly there is no doubt about the integrity of his purpose.