The Borromeo String Quartet Plays Bach and Auerbach

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J. S. Bach (arr. Nicholas Kitchen): Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

Lera Auerbach: String Quartet No. 3 "Cetera Desunt" - sonnet for String Quartet
i. Dicis et non es—You who speak but don’t exist
ii. Sic ego non sine te…(nec tecum vivere possum)—With or without you…(life is impossible)
iii Dicis et non facis—You who speak but do not act on your words
iv Nec tecum vivere possum…(sic ego non sine te)—Life is impossible…(with or without you)
v. Adventatis asinus, pulcher et fortissimus—The ass is coming, strong and full of glory
vi. Si vis pacem, para bellum—If you want peace, prepare for war
vii. Non omnia moriar—Not all of me will die
viii. Cetera desunt—The rest is missing

J. S. Bach (arr. Nicholas Kitchen): Fugue in C-sharp minor, from “The Well-tempered Clavier”, Book I

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