Articles by EMR2015

Can We Talk of a Passacaglia Principle?/Si può parlare di un principio-passacaglia?

The editor's "In search of a passacaglia Principle" about how such an unusual issue came to be and the "Notes on contributors" are in English and Italian. After inviting abstracts about a possible construction principle behind passacaglia-inspired compositions from different periods, the scientific committee of the GATM (Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale) selected the eight studies presented here. [...]

French Flute Concertos

It seems like a lifetime ago that I first got to know the concertos by Blavet and Buffardin via Musica Antiqua Köln's recording with Wilbert Hazelzet in the solo role - in fact, Googling it came up with 1995 as the date, so it is not as long agao as I thought! [...]

Biber: Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes

Just as some people consider Brahms' first symphony as Beethoven's tenth, this set of 12 sonatas by Biber is clearly a follow on from Schmelzer's similarly titled Sacro-profanus concentus musicus. Opening and closing with majestic works for pairs of trumpets and violins, four violas and continuo, the set also includes a rich variety of scorings [...]

Bach: [Keyboard music]

Rémi Geniet is a young French pianist who came second in the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Competition and as a result made this, his first recording, at the age of twenty-one. He possesses a formidable technique with extreme rhythmic precision. [...]
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