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Bach, Webern: Ricercar - David James (counter tenor); Gordon Jones (baritone); Monika Mauch (soprano); Münchener Kammerorchester (chamber ensemble);...
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  1. The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079: Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci
  2. String Quartet (1905)
  3. Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todes Banden," BWV 4 (BCA 54)
  4. Movements (5) for string quartet, Op. 5
  5. The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079: Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci

The conceit that informs this disc is that Bach and Webern's meditations of life, death, and eternity are essentially complementary, that Bach's Lutheran faith and Baroque aesthetic and Webern's Catholic faith and Modernist aesthetic speak of a shared belief in the luminous and the numinous. Indeed, so pervasive is the conceit that complementary performances of Webern's orchestration of Bach's Ricercata in six voices from The Musical Offering opens and closes the disc. And so successful is the conceit that this otherwise ...

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Bach, Webern: Ricercar 2003, ECM

UPC: 028946191224

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