Fancy on a Bach Air [Autograph manuscript]. John b. 1938 CORIGLIANO.
Fancy on a Bach Air [Autograph manuscript]

Fancy on a Bach Air [Autograph manuscript]

Oblong folio (28 x 42 cm). 1 page. Notated in pencil on 16-stave Aztec brand paper. Undated, but 1996.

For solo cello, with music encompassing both bass and soprano clefs, mostly unbarred.

Signed at upper right, with autograph titling "Fancy on a Bach Aria" at head.

Commissioned by Judy and Robert Goldberg and first performed by Yo-Yo Ma at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, 24 August 1997.

"The American John Corigliano continues to add to one of the richest, most unusual, and most widely celebrated bodies of work any composer has created over the last forty years. Corigliano's scores, now numbering over one hundred, have won him the Pulitzer Prize, the Grawemeyer Award, four Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award (“Oscar”) and have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world."

"My 'Goldberg Variation,' Fancy on a Bach Air, is for unaccompanied cello. It transforms the gentle arches of Bach's theme into slowly soaring arpeggi of almost unending phrase-lengths. Its dual inspiration was the love of two extraordinary people and the solo cello suites of a great composer - both of them strong, long-lined, passionate, eternal, and for me, definitive of all that is beautiful in life."

Item #27535

Price: $5,500.00  other currencies

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