Saturday Concerts

Hypnotic music: chaconnes and folias

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The so-called “ground bass” was one of the most common techniques in music history: a short harmonic progression in the bass line is repeated over and over again while the upper voice varies a melody that is increasingly ornamented and richer. The continuous repetition associated with these kinds of works, which are often based on genres including the chaconne and the folia, creates a hypnotic sensation in the listener.

Concerts in this series