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Offline gprengel

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Adagio for string quartett on the notes B-A-C-H
« on: December 07, 2019, 06:09:11 PM »
This is a very meditative Adagio in g minor for a stringquartett on the famous 4-note pattern B-A-C-H.
The atmosphere  here is of deep sadness and pain. A contrasting second theme in Eb Major, a kind of  choral, rises up from this like a solemn prayer .

http://gerdprengel.de/b-a-c-h.mp3
http://gerdprengel.de/b-a-c-h.pdf

Gerd

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Re: Adagio for string quartett on the notes B-A-C-H
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 08:49:46 PM »
Very expressive! I like it. The harmony often moves in unexpected directions, giving the piece a nice freshness. The final chord is a little surprising, not being in root position, making the ending feel unresolved. Not sure if that was the idea.

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Re: Adagio for string quartett on the notes B-A-C-H
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 03:47:58 AM »
Very expressive! I like it. The harmony often moves in unexpected directions, giving the piece a nice freshness. The final chord is a little surprising, not being in root position, making the ending feel unresolved. Not sure if that was the idea.
Thank you for your, comment! yes, the somewhat hovering ending is so by purpose :-)