Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach, Cantata 35, 5. Sinfonia

  Bach’s Cantata BWV 35, Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Soul and spirit become confused), is one of three alto solo works in Trinity Time of the third annual church cycle of 1726-27 that has an old established and much used text of Georg Christian Lehms. It employs obbligato organ in “conversational galant” manner and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Minuet & Badinerie from Bach’s Suite BWV 1067

The four orchestral suites (called ouvertures by their author), BWV 1066–1069 are four suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The name ouverture refers only in part to the opening movement in the style of the French overture, in which a majestic opening section in relatively slow dotted-note rhythm in duple meter is followed by a fast ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach – Adagio from BWV 974 in D Minor

Bach works his calculated magic once again.   So when we learn that the Concerto for keyboard No. 3 in D minor, BWV 974, is based on an oboe concerto composed by Alessandro Marcello, it seems most curious — Marcello was not the skilled, stylish, and innovative composer Vivaldi was, nor was he the nephew ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Cello Suite No.1 J.S. Bach

Well, with a neat visualization of how the bowing on this particular piece works a master work becomes even more interesting. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: 1st Movement, Bach, Cello Suite No. 1, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Alessandro Marcello – J.S. Bach – Piano: Anne Queffélec – Auszug BWV 974

I hear beautiful music on the CKUA morning show, and then I have to share it, and furtively download the sheet music so I can reconfirm that is way above my grade level. 🙂        “It is common practice in the drafting of the oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello, resorting in the second set ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms.

Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms for left hand piano:  The Chaconne is the fifth movement of Bach’s Partita in D Minor for Unaccompanied Violin, written between 1717-1723 (ages 32-38), while Bach was in the service of Prince Leopold in Cöthen.  Joshua Bell has said that the Chaconne ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach – March in D major, BWV Anh. 122

Another deceptively simple looking pieces from the Master.  I’ve tackled this one and well, it still has the best of me.  That chromatic transition at the end of the A section is just death, let me assure you. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, Piano, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Minuet in G, Anna Magdalena Notebook (Petzold)

I can play the first part. 🙂  If I can find the second part, I’ll work on that too. 🙂 The Minuet in G major is a keyboard piece included in the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Until 1970 it was attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV Anh 114), but it is now universally ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach, Gavottes I & II (Cello Suite V, BWV 1011, guitar)

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach Harpsichord Concerto No.3 in D major, BWV1054

Concerto III in D major, BWV 1054 Allegro Adagio e piano sempre Allegro Scoring: harpsichord solo, violin I/II, viola, continuo (cello, violone) Length: c. 17 minutes The surviving violin concerto in E major, BWV 1042 was the model for this work, which was transposed down a tone to allow the top note e”’ to be ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Violin Concerto in G Minor BWV 1056r

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Air “On the G-string”

The original orchestral suite was generally believed to have been written by Bach for his patron Prince Leopold of Anhalt some time between the years 1717 and 1723. However, the oldest surviving score is later, dating from Bach’s time in Leipzig. Current thinking is that the suite may well have been written in that city ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Ricercar a 6

Follow the theme – Hint:  It is the ‘eggs’ 🙂   Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Bach, Musical Offering, Ricercar a 6, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Ricercar a 6

Follow the theme – Hint:  It is the ‘eggs’ 🙂   Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Bach, Musical Offering, Ricercar a 6, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach’s Invention No.1 in C Major

Listening to music is awesome.  Listening to music and understanding what makes it amazing is ‘double-plus’ awesome. 🙂   Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, Invention No.1 in C Major, Music Analysis, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Gotta catch them all, can you distinguish all 20 variations? 🙂     BWV 582/1: Passacaglia The passacaglia is in 3/4 time typical of the form. Bach’s ostinato comprises eight bars, which is unusual but not unheard of: an ostinato of the same length is used, for example, in Johann Krieger‘s organ passacaglia. The opening ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Goldberg Variations, Variation 18, BWV 988

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, “Little” Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, “Little” (popularly known as the “Little Fugue”), is a piece of organ music written by Johann Sebastian Bach during his years at Arnstadt (1703–1707). It is one of Bach’s best known fugues and has been arranged for other voices, including in an orchestral version made by Leopold Stokowski.[1] Early ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – J.S Bach Motet BWV 227

Jesu, meine Freude is a motet composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work, which takes its title from the chorale by Johann Franck on which it is based, is also known as Motet No. 3 in E minor, BWV 227. The stanzas of the chorale are interspersed with passages from the Epistle to the Romans. ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major – Book I of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 862

The Well-Tempered Clavier (German: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier),[2] BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He first gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude: Stephen Malinowski at TED – Behind the Music Animation

We often host Mr.Malinowski’s work here on the Friday Musical Interlude.  The musical animation he produces has been his life’s work and has brought it to the next level as he brings his digital animations to live performances.  Note in this video that he is using an analog device to what I assume to be ...

Dead Wild Roses: DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Goldberg Variations, Variation 5, BWV 988

This is the first of the hand-crossing, two-part variations. It is in 3/4 time. A rapid melodic line written predominantly in sixteenth notes is accompanied by another melody with longer note values, which features very wide leaps: Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, Goldberg Variations Variation 5 BWV 988, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Bach, Violin Sonata in A major, 3rd mvt., BWV 1015

Bach’s music uniquely visualized by Stephen Malinowski.   Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, Violin Sonata in A major

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Bach, Three-part Invention #4, D minor (Sinfonia), BWV 790

  The vertical stripes show the rhythmic “grid” — showing the hierarchy of beats. The first beat in a measure is the strongest, followed by the half-measure point, followed by quarter-measure points, etc. This lets you see when a note is “suspended” through a strong beat. Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, BWV 790, Friday Classical ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in F Minor BWV 881

One of my favourites from Book II. The Well-Tempered Clavier (German: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier),[2] BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He first gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed “for the profit and use ...