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Can you identify this music? I'm afraid I only have two scores to hand to show at present, and so below are photos of parts of three movements from different works of a set (the third might confuse a little), plus parts of four movements from one other, very different, work. Extra points for the movements as well as works...

I might take my camera to the library for next time if people seem to like this sort of thing.

Photo #1

Photo #2

Photo #3

Photo #4

Photo #5

Photo #6

Photo #7

Larry Rinkel:
Bach Cello Suites: Prelude from #1 in D minor, Courante from #4 in Eb, Courante and Sarabande from #5 in C minor (with scordatura).

Excerpts from Messiaen's Vingt Regards (though I don't know which offhand).

keep the scores coming, Sean!

Almost all correct there of course Larry, though you'll find a slight error in your answer...


Photo #1: Bach Cello suite No.2, first mov Preludium, one of the most profound and moving things he wrote. Maiksy playing:

Photo #2: Bach Cello suite No.4, third mov Courante.

Photo #3: Bach Cello suite No.5, end of third mov Courante and first two of the three lines of the fourth mov Sarabande- this suite possibly his greatest work with the Sarabande ‘the essence of Bach’s genius’ to quote Rostropovich and paraphrase Tortelier. It was originally for a six stringed cello so there are two lines of music, one with the relevant notes transposed for regular cello. Maisky again:

Photo #4: Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jesus mov 11, an effective example of his birdsong writing. Roger Muraro playing:

Photo #5: Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jesus mov 20, manic and monumental creativity in this finale, impossible to play fast enough without great technique. Unfortunately the first half of the video of Katsaris playing this piece seems to have disappeared but you’ll get a feel for the virtuosity:

Photo #6: Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jesus mov 15, the end of the climactic section, releasing huge tension. The section builds up particularly from 2’30’’ with tension breaking at 2’50’’- the last line on the photo:

Photo #7: Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jesus mov 4, magical dissonance here (I used to play from memory).


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