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Ensemble Caprice - Chaconne / WFMT: New Release of the Week

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In the 17th and 18th centuries, the chaconne was generally indistinguishable from the passacaglia, the two musical forms being so similar in nature. In both, the repetition of a single harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world. This recording collects some of the most beautiful examples from the literally hundreds of such pieces composed during the Baroque period.

Ensemble Caprice - Chaconne / WFMT: Chicago - New Release of the Week