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  • Webern's voice was much more in evidence in his orchestration of the "Ricercare" from Bach's "The Musical Offering." rss feed

  • "'Ricercare' means 'to search,' and the pieces have a very improvisational feel, just incredibly inventive," Haimovitz says.

    The Seattle Times

  • The main goal is to retrieve the late Renaissance praxis of "Ricercare" intended as exploration of a technical device playing it, subverting it in different ways.

  • If the technology used in Ricercare is much less sophisticated than in the later works, Harvey still uses it to striking effect – piling up canonic textures at the opening, and then gradually introducing shifts of pitch and tempo to underpin the live playing.

    Harvey: Bird Concerto with Pianosong etc – review

  • Michael Finnissy ( "Yso"), and Jonathan Harvey ( "Ricercare una Melodia"), as well as the Midwestern premiere of Brad Balliett's "Slow-Burning Sarabande."


  • He's developed a program based on his recent album "Figments" (Oxingale) that weaves Domenico Gabrielli's pioneering "Seven Ricercare" with contemporary works by American and Canadian composers such as Elliott Carter,

    The Seattle Times

  • He made a pact with his best friend Ricercare (Rice for short) to join forces to annihilate the demon king in order to achieve this aim.

    Manga Jouhou - Releases

  • In Bird Concerto with Pianosong from 2003, the solo pianist also plays a sampling keyboard loaded with the songs of some 40 species of Californian birds; in Other Presences (2006), the trumpeter operates a playback system that projects digitally transformed extracts from his live performance to speakers around the performing space, while in the 1984 Ricercare Una Melodia (included here in versions for both oboe and cello) the soloist duets with recorded echoes of himself through a tape-delay system.

    Harvey: Bird Concerto with Pianosong etc – review

  • - J.S. Bach - Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079 - II Ricercare a 6 145. 03

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  • - J.S. Bach - Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079 - I Ricercare a 3 144. 02

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