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Bach-P. Dessau
Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach's Works by Paul Dessau

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Bach-inspired Piano Works: Works | Recordings

Paul Dessau - Short Biography

 

Works

Work

No.

Year

Orchestra

   

In memoriam Bertolt Brecht, for orchestra (incorporating the BACH motif?)
[Leipzig: Ed. Peters 4927a, 1960]
(appears in Prinz & OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1956

Bach-Variationen, for big orchestra
[Leipzig: Ed. Peters 9038a; Faksimile: 9038 FS, 1964]

 

1963

Orchestermusik III: Lenin, for orchestra (incorporating the BACH motif?)
(appears in OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1970

     

String Ensmble

   

String Quartet No. 1
(appears in OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1932

     

Vocal

   

Les voix, for voice & instruments (incorporating the BACH motif?)
(appears in OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1939-1941

Deutsche Miserere, for solo voices, chorus, children's chorus, orchestra, organ, trautonium (incorporating the BACH motif?)
(appears in OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1944-1947

Die Verurteilung des Lukullus, opera (incorporating the BACH motif?)
(appears in OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1949-1950

Lanzelot, opera (incorporating the BACH motif?)
(appears in OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1967-1969

Einstein, opera (incorporating the BACH motif?)
[Berlin/Wiesbaden: Bote & Bock (Kl.A. von Horst Karl Hessel), 1973]
(appears in Prinz & OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1971-1973

Leonce und Lena, opera (incorporating the BACH motif?)
(appears in OCC, but needs confirmation)

 

1978

     

Many works by Paul Dessau are listed in either Prins or OCC as incorporating the BACH motif. There is no explanation how they might relate to the BACH motif. There is noe mention of such use in either the Online Oxford or MGG1. These items seem to cry out for

an explanation.which is not even hinted at in the bios.

I suspect that these were cited by: W. Hacker: 'Erberezeption im Sozialismus: das Tonsymbol B-A-C-H im Musikschaffen der DDR', Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft, 31 (1989), pp. 266-278 as listed in the bibliography at the bottom of the page. Perhaps this study was still influenced by the political system still in power until the end of the year when the Berlin wall was brought down. If so, then based upon my study many years ago of the politically biased interpretation of the lives and works of Goethe and Schiller, it might be presumed that much which is stated is prone to exaggeration to suit the glories of the political system in power.
(Thomas Braatz, July 20, 2011)

   
     

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (July 2011)

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