Paul Dessau (1894-1979)

In memoriam Anton Webern (1971 -1972)

five canons after Johann Sebastian Bach's The Musical Offering, for various instruments

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1971 - 1972
    • Duration : 15 mn
    • Editor : Schott
Detailed formation
  • flute (also 2 piccolos, 1 alto flute), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), English horn, tenor saxophone, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, piano [préparé] , violin, second violin, viola, cello, double bass

Creation information

  • Date : 1972
    Location :

    République démocratique allemande, Berlin. 


Table of contents

  • I. Canon 4 a 2 per augmentationem, contrario motu
  • II. Canon perpetuus
  • III. Canon 5 a 2 („Canon circularis per tonos“)
  • IV. Nr. 10: Canon à 2. Quaerendo invenietis („Canon, contrarium stricte reversum“)
  • V. Nr. 11