Hauser & Trotovsek: Passacaglia (Handel-Halvorsen)

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rockets and Blue Lights (Close at Hand) to Warn Steamboats of Shoal Water, 1840, Oil on canvas. The Clark Art Institute,

“In many of his late paintings, Turner used vigorous brushstrokes and loosely defined forms to explore dramatic struggles between human beings and the elements. This work shows a storm raging in an English harbor town. Flares explode in the sky to alert ships to the location of shallow (shoal) water. On the shore huddled spectators stare out to sea, perhaps anxiously hoping their loved ones will survive the storm and return safely home.”

The Clark Art Institute,
Hauser and Lana Trotovsek performing Pasacaglia (Handel – Halvorsen) at the Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, October 2017.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Only a few years ago did I learn that the Italian word passacaglia came from a Spanish phrase meaning ‘pass [through the] street.’

    The musical theme strikes me as similar to Paganini’s famous Caprice number 24.

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    1. I have been wondering about that word! Thanks, Steve. 🙂


  2. stolzyblog says:

    love that strong double-stopping chords in the beginning of the piece 🙂

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  3. I find Turner’s seascapes very alluring.

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    1. His more abstract seascapes seem so modern – I find them alluring, too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene. 🙂

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  4. I enjoyed the picture and music very much; they seem to go together capturing the storm, waves, and anxious people waiting for their loved ones to return. 😊

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    1. Same here, Susan. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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  5. I’m loving this piece, thank you for sharing! ☺

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoy it, Tiffany. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂



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