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.
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