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Music influenced by Bach
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a***@gmail.com
2008-04-04 13:02:19 UTC
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a listing of music pieces that are somehow directly
influenced by Bach (e.g. using themes and motifs from his music, or
paying tribute to him in other ways).

I'm looking mainly for vocal music of all genres.

Any idea where I might start looking?

Thanks!

Robert
Mark & Steven Bornfeld
2008-04-07 20:01:17 UTC
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Post by a***@gmail.com
Hi all,
I'm looking for a listing of music pieces that are somehow directly
influenced by Bach (e.g. using themes and motifs from his music, or
paying tribute to him in other ways).
I'm looking mainly for vocal music of all genres.
Any idea where I might start looking?
Thanks!
Robert
Hopefully others will answer. Most explicitly, and first to come to my
mind are the Bachianas brasileiras of Villa-Lobos:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachianas_brasileiras

Steve
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Jan de Vries
2008-04-08 08:44:50 UTC
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Post by a***@gmail.com
Hi all,
I'm looking for a listing of music pieces that are somehow directly
influenced by Bach (e.g. using themes and motifs from his music, or
paying tribute to him in other ways).
I'm looking mainly for vocal music of all genres.
Any idea where I might start looking?
Thanks!
Robert
Just of the top of my head (I have no time nor the resources to research
for more details):
Brahms: Ein deutches Requiem
his organ chorales
Frank Martin: many influences (he decided to become a composer after
hearing the `Mattheus Passion' when he was 12)
Ottorino Respighi: I once heard a piece for organ based on a choral
prelude by Bach
Shostakovich: preludes and fugues
Mendelssohn: most of his organ music (and probably much of his other
music)

I am afraid a well-researched list would include almost all music
written after 1750, say.
You could better ask for music NOT influenced by Bach :-)

Jan
Arthur Ness
2008-04-08 13:08:37 UTC
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Immediately Hindemith's _*Ludus Tonalis*_ comes to mind. Twenty-four
fugues with interludes (instead of preludes--they function to modulate
between the
keys of the fugues), and all of this surrounded by a prelude and
postlude, the postlude being the same as the prelude in retrograde.
The latter being perfectly possible due to Hindemith's system of
tensional harmony, which Ludus Tonalis exemplifies.

My favorite would be Stravinsky's "Vom Himmel hoch Variations", which
was premiered in St. Mark's after the authorities refused his initial
idea to perform a work based on Gesualdo. (Apparently the Venetians
did not like the idea of music by a Neapolitan murderer being
performed in their basilica.<g>)

And then there's Brahms's Fourth Symphony, last movement. The
chaconne theme appears to be based on the chaconne in the last
movement of JSB's Cantata No. 150 ("Nach Dir, Herr, verlanget mich").
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| > Hi all,
| >
| > I'm looking for a listing of music pieces that are somehow
directly
| > influenced by Bach (e.g. using themes and motifs from his music,
or
| > paying tribute to him in other ways).
| >
| > I'm looking mainly for vocal music of all genres.
| >
| > Any idea where I might start looking?
| >
| > Thanks!
| >
| > Robert
|
|
|
| Hopefully others will answer. Most explicitly, and first to come to
my
| mind are the Bachianas brasileiras of Villa-Lobos:
|
| http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachianas_brasileiras
|
| Steve
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Mark & Steven Bornfeld
2008-04-09 21:00:09 UTC
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Post by Arthur Ness
Immediately Hindemith's _*Ludus Tonalis*_ comes to mind. Twenty-four
fugues with interludes (instead of preludes--they function to modulate
between the
keys of the fugues), and all of this surrounded by a prelude and
postlude, the postlude being the same as the prelude in retrograde.
The latter being perfectly possible due to Hindemith's system of
tensional harmony, which Ludus Tonalis exemplifies.
My favorite would be Stravinsky's "Vom Himmel hoch Variations", which
was premiered in St. Mark's after the authorities refused his initial
idea to perform a work based on Gesualdo. (Apparently the Venetians
did not like the idea of music by a Neapolitan murderer being
performed in their basilica.<g>)
And then there's Brahms's Fourth Symphony, last movement. The
chaconne theme appears to be based on the chaconne in the last
movement of JSB's Cantata No. 150 ("Nach Dir, Herr, verlanget mich").
All new to me. Thanks, Arthur!

Steve
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Ben Crick
2008-04-07 22:22:08 UTC
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Post by a***@gmail.com
I'm looking for a listing of music pieces that are somehow directly
influenced by Bach (e.g. using themes and motifs from his music, or
paying tribute to him in other ways).
Mendelssohn was a great admirer of JSB, and edited his Matthew
Passion. Felix also wrote Preludes and Fugues in the style of JSB,
and some choral preludes.

Ben
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a***@gmail.com
2008-04-08 09:26:31 UTC
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Of course, you can say that almost every music today is somehow
influenced by Bach. However, I am more specifically looking for music
where that influence is direct and clear to the listener.

For example, pieces using famous motifs (Badinerie from the suite in b
minor, the the Toccata and Fugue in d minor), pieces written in the
typical "Bach style", or pieces that clearly build upon a specific
work from Bach.

And example in the last category would be "Bleib bei uns, denn es will
Abend werden" from Rheinberger, a romantic and lyrical choral that is
clearly based on Bach's cantata of the same name (although I'm no
musicologist, and can't prove the relation - it's so obvious!)

Other examples are "Tribute to Bach" by Robert Wells or "Air en dub"
by Saint Private.

Robert
Jean-Pierre Maertens
2008-04-24 07:27:46 UTC
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If you speak a little Dutch :

http://www.vpro.nl/programma/vrijegeluiden/afleveringen/26511120/items/27520405/

Where 13 poems of 'The Last Night of the Earth Poems' of Charles
Bukowski are linked to 13 parts from the Wohltemperierte Klavier, by a
song-line written by Willem van Ekeren. This Bach-Bukowski is also on
CD.
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