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Bach: Musical Offering / Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Musical Offering, BWV 1079
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Notes & Reviews:

On this disc, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort perform Bach's 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. The work has its roots in a meeting between Bach and the King in 1747. Well known for his skill at improvising, Bach was asked to play a fugue based on the King's complex theme. Two months after the meeting, Bach published this set of pieces, all based on the King's theme.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Temple de Lourmarin (11/2011).


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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Musical Offering, BWV 1079
  • Ensemble: Ricercar Consort
  • Running Time: 50 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 05/1747-07/1747