J S Bach - The Musical Offering | Mirare MIR237

J S Bach - The Musical Offering

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Label: Mirare

Cat No: MIR237

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 9th March 2015

Contents

Artists

Maude Gratton (harpsichord)
Marc Hantai (flute)
Francois Fernandez (violin)
Philippe Pierlot (bass viol)
Ricercar Consort

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Musical Offering, BWV1079

Artists

Maude Gratton (harpsichord)
Marc Hantai (flute)
Francois Fernandez (violin)
Philippe Pierlot (bass viol)
Ricercar Consort

About

Sooner or later the Ricercar Consort had to confront the spirit of the ricercar, explicitly advocated by Bach in his 'Musical Offering' - a collection of canons, fugues and other works based on a single musical theme given to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia.

In the order chosen by the Ricercar Consort, the Trio Sonata for flute, violin, and continuo takes up a central position, separating the three-part ricercar from its six-part counterpart, a dense, fluid work which is extremely challenging for the performers. Thanks to the ordering adopted in this new recording, this 'Ricercare 6' appears in its full grandeur, illuminated by the mosaic of the canons.

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