Ricercare for the Sky #0143
Deep in its heart, it is all about a search for poetic, and musical, truth. On our next Pipedreams program, we investigate the tradition of the Ricercare, one of the earliest forms of Baroque instrumental music. Our examples take us back to the mid 16th century and feature an instrument even one hundred years older, at a Basilica in Bologna. Simple themes develop and interweave in phrases both rhapsodic and rigorous. Beyond the fertile Italian homeland, we visit churches in Stockholm, San Francisco, and the Netherlands for performances by John Weaver, Massimo Nosetti, Liuwe Tamminga, and Jean Guillou of works by Bach and Frescobaldi, and Menotti. Ancient and eloquent, our ears follow it heavenward. Ricercare for the Sky the ancient art of counterpoint, this week on Pipedreams.
ADRIAN WILLAERT: Ricercare I. HIERONIMO PARABOSCO: Ricercare XXI. GUILIELMO GOLIN: Ricecare XVII, from Musica Nova  –Liuwe Tamminga (1475 da Prato/Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna, Italy) Tactus CD-540001
GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Ricercare cromatico post il Credo.