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Johann Sebastian Bach; John Cage – Chorales

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Johann Sebastian Bach’s suites for cello solo are arguably the purest form of music, works that require no explanation or background knowledge. My colleague and friend, Prof. Peter Langgartner from the Mozarteum University of Salzburg pointed out to me that the Prelude of the first suite contains Luther’s chorale Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her (from Heaven above, from thence I come). I had always presumed so and was grateful for confirmation that the cello suites make allusions to chorales and religious messages. I have therefore found a musical way of opening a spiritual door to the suites and added chorales to Suites 1, 3, and 5 in the mould of sounds from John Cage’s work One 8, chorales that in my opinion are definitely consistent with messages conveyed in the suites. Cage said the purpose of music is 'to cleanse the soul and bring it peace, thus making it amenable to divine influences'.' - Julius Berger
Item number SM 270
Barcode 4260123642709
Release date 01/09/2017
Category CELLO
Label Solo Musica
Media type CD
Number of units 3
Artists Julius Berger
Composers Johann Sebastian Bach
John Cage
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