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Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge / Cedric Pescia

Bach / Pescia
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 1333   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Cédric Pescia
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt said that Bach had written his Art of Fugue for himself, without thought of performing it on any instrument in particular. In the presence of a speculative work, every musician is free to chisel the perfect lines of polyphony as he or she chooses. Up to the final canon, which continues to pose the question of its in-completion. It is the Franco-Swiss pianist Cédric Pescia, with his subtle, understated playing, who will make this sublime score sing. But he will do so on an untempered piano, which is hardly banal! After a first æon disc devoted to Cage, which created a tremendous stir, Cédric Pescia deploys a low-key art in Bach, a sense of rhythm combined with a rubato of extreme subtlety Read more and an inventiveness in the phrasings and ornaments, both flowing and sharp, that have no equivalent in the discography. Such relief, such life! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Cédric Pescia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus II
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus III
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus IV
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Canon II, alla Ottava
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus V
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus VI a 4 in Stylo Francese
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus VII a 4 per Augmentationem et Diminutionem
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Canon III, alla Decima in Contrapunto alla Terza
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus VIII a 3
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus IX a 4 alla Duodecima
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus X a 4 alla Decima
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus XI a 4
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Canon IV, alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quinta
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus inversus XII a 4, forma recta
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus inversus XII a 4, forma inversa
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus inversus XIII a 3, forma inversa
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus inversus XIII a 3, forma recta
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Canon I, per Augmentationem in Contrario Motu
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Fuga a 3 Soggetti (Contrapunctus XIV)

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