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Bach: A Musical Offering BWV 1079 133/ Canons BMV 1072-78

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ricercar A 3
  2. Canon Perpetuus Super Thema Regium
  3. Canon 1, A 2 Cancrizans
  4. Canon 2, A 2 Violin. In Unisono
  5. Canon 3, A 2 Per Motum Contrarium
  6. Canon 4, A 2 Per Augmentationem, Contrario Motu
  7. Canon 5, A 2 Per Tonos
  8. Fuga Canonica In Epidiapente
  9. Ricercar A 6
  10. Quaerendo Invenietis. Canon A 2
  11. Canon A 4
  12. Largo
  13. Allegro
  14. Andante
  15. Allegro
  16. Canon Perpetuus
  17. Kanon Zu Acht Stimmen
  18. Kanon Zu Vier Stimmen
  19. Kanon Zu Vuer Stimmen
  20. Kanon Zu Zwei Stimmen
  21. Kanon Zu Sechs Stimmen
  22. Kanon Zu Vier Stimmen Und Bass 'Soghetto'
  23. Kanon Zu Sueben Stimmen Und Basso Ostinato
  24. Kanon Zu Zwei Stimmen
  25. Canon Simplex
  26. All' Rovescio
  27. Beede Vorige Canons Zugleich, Motu Recto E Contrario
  28. Motu Contrario E Recto
  29. Canon Duplex A 4
  30. Canon Simplex Uber Besagtes Fundament A 3
  31. Idem A 3
  32. Canon Simplex A 3, Il Soggetto In Alto
  33. Canon In Unisono Post Semifusam A 3
  34. Alio Modo, Per Syncopationes Et Per Ligatures A 2, Evolutio
  35. Canon Duplex Ubers Fundament A 5
  36. Canon Duplex Uber Besagte Fundamental-Noten A 5
  37. Canon Triplex A 6
  38. Canon A 4 Per Augmentationem Et Diminutionem


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 29, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Haenssler Classics
  • ASIN: B00004S58O
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"A Musical Offering" is the name of an early morning radio program here in the Bay Area [KPFA], on which Mary Berg blesses those who listen each Sunday with beautifully chosen Bachian music. She played this CD last week and I went out and bought it. I've listened thrice now, and each time it brings a smile to my face.
I'm no classical officianado, and admit to a preference for the lyrical and melodic over the dramatic and intense. This group of what would, in today's parlance, probably be thought of as "tunes", god forbid, was co-created by Bach with the recipient of his offering, king Frederick II of Prussia, himself a composer and flutist. Bach's son, CPE, was an employed musician in Frederick's court, and was asked by his boss to get his father, "old Bach", to come and play with the king's "band". Bach appeared after a long day's journey, mostly as a kindness to his son, and this music grew from a collaboration between Frederick and Bach.
I like the story and love the music, which offers up a delightful strand of seemingly disconnected melodies landing in my ears as a bounty of joyful whimsy, cast amongst flute, harpsichord/piano, violin, viola de gambo and cello, in spritely contrapunctual Bachian style. The sound quality and instrumentalists are, to my unpolished ear, stunningly sharp and clear.
I'm not sure I understand where the "Canons on the first eight notes of the aria from the Goldberg Variations" fit in to this sweet gem, but to say they seem simply an extension of the lovely, if shortish, pieces which come before. Probably I love this CD because Goldberg Variations are one of my very favorite Bach creations, having been introduced to them from a front-row folding chair in St. Chapelle, Paris.
May these musical offerings of Bach bring you the tickling merriment they brought to me, so pleasant, in fact, that I was inspired to write this first ever music review. Enjoy.
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This CD is a true gem. Where else can one find a collection of canons from those in the Musical offering to the obscure dedication canons Bach wrote for his friends to the 14 canons on the first eight notes of the Goldberg ground? This is the only such collection I know of. The playing is superb throughout and the recorded sound brings the ensemble into your living room. For those interested in canon this is a polished diamond.
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In Godel, Escher and Bach, this work was referenced in the first few pages. I don't want to spoil it for you, so I won't go into any more detail than to say that Hofstadter explains how fugues are put together. I had a similar experience over 40 years ago, when I took time to understand wine a little. In both cases, the complexities of the subject matter being revealed definitely enhanced my experience.

It was fun anticipating how werk 1079 would develop, and then saying "Aha". THAT's how he did it.

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