Clavier Übung III Project
The third part of Bach’s Clavier Übung (BWV 669-689) is an edifice of the Baroque organ repertory, consisting of over 75 minutes of exquisitely beautiful free works and chorale settings, which provide an encyclopedic overview of Bach’s mature compositional voice.
Perhaps surprisingly, these works find an uncommon ally when transcribed for the bayan, an instrument with a similar operating principle and design to the accordion. What unique perspectives on the expressive capacities of both instruments can be experienced at the intersection of the Clavier Übung? What can we learn about the structure of this complex music through the transcription process?
The research of Marko Petričić examines how transcribing Bach’s organ music for the bayan sheds uniuque light on capacities of both instruments. It also informs the developments of new performance practices that bring life and freshness to this music. It also informs the developments of new performance practices that bring life and freshness to this music. Dr. Petričić is available for performing full recitals of this collection on both instruments, and also for any lecture/recital combinations.