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Bach: The Art of Fugue / Austrian Art Gang


Release Date: 04/20/2018 
Label:  Gramola   Catalog #: 99142  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

No work has inspired the music world, above all connoisseurs of polyphonic composition, and triggered more sheer astonishment than this cycle of fugues by Bach. Is it not astonishing that the Art of the Fugue only seldom makes its way to the concert stage? Why do musicians and concert presenters shy away from presenting this masterpiece to their audiences? Austrian Art Gang is the name of the acoustic dialog of musicians who have found one another from different musical genres. The members’ highly diverse musical backgrounds enable Klaus Dickbauer, saxophones and clarinets, Daniel Oman, guitar, Wolfgang Heiler, bassoon, Thomas Wall, cello and Wolfram Derschmidt, double bass, to play freely and thrillingly, beyond the limits of the score. Read more Since its debut with Johann Sebastian Bach’s mysterious and highly admired late work The Art of the Fugue in 2013, the ensemble has sought to create a modern interpretation using new sounds and improvisation. A fascinating experiment with inspiring sounds and textures. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 7, a 4, per augmentationem et diminutionem by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 13 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 12 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 10, a 4, alla decima by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 17 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Art Gang
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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