Film, Video Quicksilver

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J.S. Bach was very much aware of his musical heritage, especially of those German composers who had come before him. Quicksilver's program explores the extraordinarily inventive 17th-century music that influenced Bach's development. Excerpts from the program include works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Matthias Weckmann, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Schmeltzer, Johann Rosenmuller, Giovanni Legrenzi, Johannes Vierdanck and Johann Caspar Kerll. Matthias Weckmann (c.1616-74) Sonata no. 9 a 4 [05:30] Johann Rosenmuller (c. 1619-84) Sonata settima a 4 in D minor from "Sonate a 2. 3. 4. e 5." [13:02] a Stromenti da arco & altri (Nuremberg, 1682) Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-90) Sonata terza a 2 in D major from "La Cetra," op.10 (Venice, 1673) [21:45] Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) Partie IV in E minor [27:58] from "Musicalische Ergotzung" (Nuremburg, c.1691) Johannes Vierdanck (c.1605-46) Canzon in C major, no. 21 [37:22] from "Ander Theil geistlicher Concerten" (Rostock, 1643) Matthias Weckmann Sonata no. 2 a 4 [44:31] Johann Rosenmuller Sonata in E minor a 2 from "Sonate a 2. 3. 4. e 5." [51:19] "Stromenti da arco & altri" (Nuremberg, 1682) Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707) Prelude in G minor, BuxWV163 [1:01:15] Johann Caspar Kerll (1627-93) Sonata a 2 in F major from the "Rost MS" (Baden-Baden, c.1660) [1:09:24] Johann Schmeltzer (c. 1623-80) Sonata a 4 in G major, "La Carolietta" [1:18:13] from the "Kromeriz Collection," c.1669
Event Date
October 30, 2019
Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes 54 seconds
Online Format

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