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
- Enrico Onofri, Solistas de la Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla and Enrico Onofri
Hypnotic music: chaconnes and folias (II)Kenneth Weiss
Hypnotic music: chaconnes and folias (III)Juan de la Rubia
Hypnotic music: chaconnes and folias (IV)Patrín García-Barredo
Hypnotic music: chaconnes and folias (V)Francisco Fullana and José Menor