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2.5.10

The Music of Nacho Duato's "Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness"

Among the recommended concerts in the “May in Music” calendar was this item: The Compañía Nacional de Danza presents “Multiplicity: Bach” at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater on Friday and Saturday May 14th and 15th at 8PM: A “choreographic reflection inspired by the music and life of Johann Sebastian Bach.” Now that I’ve seen it, the recommendation is redoubled. “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness” (to give the full title of the two-partite work) is absolutely, terrifically right. [Preview on WETA here.]

Since Nacho Duato uses recordings to which he sets the ballet sequences, my record collector's hunting-instinct was kindled and I wanted to know which interpretations exactly he was using. Some were obvious--like the opening and closing Aria from Glenn Gould's 1981 Goldberg Variations (drawn out + humming) others were more tricky to figure out, despite a track list provided in the program of the Bavarian State Opera. Not all of them are still in print; where possible I've given links to the editions that are currently available.

For technical reasons, this post had to be split apart. Follow the link to: Part 2.



Prologue & Epilogue
"ARIA"
Aria from Goldberg Variations
Glenn Gould (1981)
available at Amazon
Sony
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Multiplicity.
No.1

"AEOLUS"
"Zerreisset, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft"
opening chorus from "Aeolus Propitiated", BWV 205
Harnoncourt / CMW
available at Amazon
Teldec
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Multiplicity.
No.2

"PRELUDE"
Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, BWV 1007
Anner Bylsma
available at Amazon
Sony
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Multiplicity.
No.3 & 5

"PER MOTUM CONTRARIUM", "VIOLINI IN UNISONO"
from A Musical Offering
Davitt Moroney et al.
available at Amazon
Harmonia Mundi
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Multiplicity.
No.4

"POLONAISE"
Polonaise from Orchestral Suite No.2, BWV 1067
Kuijken / LPB
available at Amazon
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
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1 comment:

Ayelet Dekel said...

I've just recommended this concert on Midnight East, based on seeing this wonderful dance company perform Nacho's Gnawa and other works, and my own love of Bach. I'm really looking forward to seeing them in Tel Aviv next month, and in the meantime - this terrific list of recordings will give me something to explore! Thank you!