Christoph Poppen - Sarabanda

Partita d-Moll BMV 1004 für Violine solo

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Christoph Poppen - Sarabanda

Putting up todays entry has been a learning experience for me, and reminded me why I love the internet. I'm not au fait with the ways of Classical music. I didn't pay attention too much to my music teachers at school, and was more interested in guitars, synthesizers and record decks than violins and orchestras. I regret that now. A few searches and I realise that.

Today's track is from the Morimur composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Did you know that there is an indexing system specifically for Bach's work?

To me this piece is a story told through music. A deep, resonant and moving solo violin, with a message part sadness and part joy.

Some searching around explains what it's all about. If the thesis is correct it explains why I find it so moving.

I think I'm going to have to try and get hold of the copy with the 80 page booklet to find out about that thesis.

The quote on the back of the CD is also of interest:

Ancient art has a specific inner content. At one time, art possessed the same purpose that books do in our day, namely: to preserve and transmit knowledge. In olden days, people did not write books, they incorporated their knowledge into works of art. We would find a great many ideas in the works of ancient art passed down to us, if only we knew how to read them.G. Gurdjieff

published 2005.11.14 updated 2017.06.26
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