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Bach Ad Infinitum

mon 27 apr 2020 13:00 

Episode 811. This week’s start of Bach Ad Infinitum has a royal touch: The Musical Offering. Bach composed this collection of canons, a ricercar and sonata on a theme that was composed by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. It would become one of the highlights of Bach’s late oeuvre.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
1. Das Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079
– I. Thema Regium
– II. Ricercar a 3 voci
– III. Canon perpetuus super thema regium
– IV. Canon a 2 cancrizans
– V. Canon a 2 violini in unisono
– VI. Canon a 2 per motum contrarium
– VII. Canon a 2 per Augmentationem, contrario motu
– VIII. Canon a 2 per Tonos
– IX. Fuga canonica in Epidiapente
– X. Ricercar a 6 voci
– XI. Canon a 2 (Quaerendo invenientis)
– XII. Canon a 4
– XIII. Sonata sopr’il Soggetto Reale, BWV 1079:
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
– XIV. Canon perpetuus
il Gardellino led by Jan de Winne, traverso

2. From: Cantata “Sehet, Wir Geh’n Hinauf Gen Jerusalem”, BWV 159: IV. Es Ist Vollbracht
Benjamin Appl, bass. Concerto Köln

Painting by Adolph Menzel – Flötenkonzert Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci (Frederick the Great Playing the Flute at Sanssouci)

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