from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: Originally, a composition in fugal style, like a toccata.
- n. Now, a fugue of specially learned character, in which every contrapuntal device is utilized; or a fugue without episodes, subject and answer recurring continually.
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The second "movement" of Musica ricercata, "Mesto, rigido e ceremoniale," received some currency with its use in Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.
Where the role calls for expansion, a Bach ricercata after Webern sparseness, she was small scaled, lost against a forest of dancers.
Particularly Aimard's recording of Musica ricercata for Sony's Ligeti Edition.
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