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Ronald Stevenson: Passacaglia on D.S.C.H. ()

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Ronald Stevenson's Passacaglia on DSCH is a work that descends not only from Busoni and Sorabji, but also from Buxtehude and Bach. A traditional passacaglia, a Baroque form, is built on a "ground," a theme that repeats in the bass while "variations" are played above it. In this monumental passacaglia, the theme is the four notes D, E flat, C, and B, the same motif Dmitry Shostakovich used to personalize his music. This theme is ever-present in this work, almost overpowering the interesting, complex juxtapositions of other ...

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Ronald Stevenson: Passacaglia on D.S.C.H. 2004, Divine Art

UPC: 809730501326

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