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Composer Bach (Johann Sebastian)
Genre Baroque music, Church music
Release date 10 février 2015Download the booklet
Sooner or later the Ricercar Consort had to confront the omnipresent spirit of the ricercar explicitly advocated by Bach in his Musical Offering. This work continues to fascinate musicians, musicologists, and music-lovers. Does it transpose a rhetorical scheme into music, or reflect a heavenly design? Or some other purpose, speculative, even sacred or testamentary? In the order chosen by the Ricercar Consort, the Trio Sonata takes up a central position, separating the three-part ricercar, from its six-part counterpart, a dense, fuid work, extremely challenging for the performers. Thanks to the ordering adopted in this new recording, this Ricercar à 6 appears in its full grandeur, illuminated by the mosaic of the canons.ns toute sa grandeur, décanté par la mosaïque des Canons.