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An exploratory program sustained by the repetitive bass lines characteristic of the passacaglia.

Passacaglia reveals surprising musical connections by interweaving a 400-year-old passacaglia by Frescobaldi with more modern occurrences of the same genre by Caroline Shaw, Anton Webern, György Ligeti, R. Murray Schafer, and a new commissioned work by Canadian composer Rose Bolton.

This show premiered at Bain Mathieu in Montréal in May 2022.

Music program

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) - Cento partite sopra passacagli*

Caroline Shaw (born in 1982) - Passacaglia*

Rose Bolton (born in 1971) - The Path Whereon We Do Not Go**

Anton Webern (1883-1945) - Passacaglia, op. 1*

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006) - Passacaglia ungherese*

R.Murray Schafer (1933-2021) - Quartet no. 11*

* Arranged by Thibault Bertin-Maghit

** Commissioned by collectif9


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