Immediately Hindemith's _*Ludus Tonalis*_ comes to mind. Twenty-four
fugues with interludes (instead of preludes--they function to modulate
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").
=====AJN (Boston, Mass.)=====
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"Mark & Steven Bornfeld" <***@dentaltwins.com> wrote in
| ***@gmail.com wrote:
| > Hi all,
| > I'm looking for a listing of music pieces that are somehow
| > influenced by Bach (e.g. using themes and motifs from his music,
| > 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
| mind are the Bachianas brasileiras of Villa-Lobos:
| Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
| Brooklyn, NY