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Bach: Die Kunst Der Fugue / Fabio Bonizzoni, Mariko Uchimura

Bach / Bonizzoni / Uchimura
Release Date: 02/22/2011 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 31510  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mariko UchimuraFabio Bonizzoni
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The fact that Johann Sebastian Bach may have been working on Die Kunst der Fuge up until the point that he died and the fact that the work's concluding contrapunctus may have been left incomplete are just two factors which have subsequently allowed posterity's imagination to operate in full flight. When Bach passed away, without further delay his sons busied themselves preparing this score work for printing and were the first in nurturing the legend that Bach, incapable of completing the final contrapunctus, dictated a four-part chorale on his deathbed in order to compensate for the abrupt end and as a way of saying farewell ... In any case, what we are left with is a unique composition which for a great deal of time has been considered as Read more a purely theoretical exercise and one which was not intended to be performed. Nowadays, however, many experts think otherwise and among them is Fabio Bonizzoni, who is convinced that this is music written for a keyboard instrument, and very likely for a harpsichord. He has opted with his recording for the structure of Bach's first autograph version, the so-called P200 manuscript, making use thereby of an additional harpsichord for four of the contrapuncti, something which was suggested by Bach himself in that manuscript. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mariko Uchimura (Harpsichord), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 

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