Canons

Maya Magub

Canons

Maya Magub found a creative answer to pandemic lockdown isolation in what she describes as her “socially but not musically distanced canon collaborations.” The Los Angeles-based British violinist connected online with five string players on three continents, helping each to set up home studios and share the joy of recording Telemann’s Six Canonic Sonatas and captivating contrapuntal miniatures by Mozart. The canon, where one “voice” leads and the other responds after a fixed interval, proved the ideal form with which to beat the split-second delay that comes with online communication. Magub’s arrangements for strings of Mozart’s canons in two and three parts, recorded here for the first time, are delightful, their wit and charm magnified by high-spirited performances and a close-mic’d sound that ideally suits immersive listening through headphones.

Sonata No. 1 in G Major, TWV 40:118
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Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, TWV 40:119
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Sonata No. 3 in D Major, TWV 40:120
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Sonata No. 4 in D Minor, TWV 40:121
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Sonata No. 5 in A Major, TWV 40:122
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Sonata No. 6 in A Minor, TWV 40:123
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Kyrie in G Major, K. 89 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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Nascoso è il mio sol, K. 557 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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G’rechtelt's enk, K. 556 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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O du eselhafter Martin (Jakob), K. 560b (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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Ave Maria, K. 554 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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Lieber Freistädtler, lieber Gaulimauli, K. 232 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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Alleliua, K. 553 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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Bona nox! bist a rechta ox, K. 561 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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Lacrimoso son'io, K. 555 (Arr. for Violins by Maya Magub)
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Heiterkeit und leichtes Blut, K. 507 (Arr. for String Trio by Maya Magub)
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Sie ist dahin, K. 229 (Arr. for String Trio by Maya Magub)
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Dona nobis pacem (Arr. for String Trio by Maya Magub)
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Caro bell'idol mio, K. 562 (Arr. for String Trio by Maya Magub)
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Selig, selig alle, K. 230 (Arr. for Violin and Viola by Maya Magub)
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Auf das Wohl aller Freunde, K. 508 (Arr. for String Trio by Maya Magub)
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Bei der Hitz' im Sommer ess ich, K. 234 (Arr. for String Trio by Maya Magub)
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4 Puzzle Canons, K. 89a (Arr. for Strings by Maya Magub)
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