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Bach: The Art Of Fugue / Pierre-Laurent Aimard


Release Date: 03/11/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001076502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Agile Aimard shunning the heavy-going path, takes us to the heart of fugue

Once again Pierre-Laurent Aimard demonstrates that he is not only one of the most technically gifted pianists around today, he is also one of the most intelligent. Musical intellect shines through every bar in this account of The Art of Fugue, as Aimard eschews any sense of wallowing for a speedy, alert traversal of the score. It sounds so natural that it is something of a surprise at the end to realise how affecting it all is.

-- Gramophone [3/2008]


Agile Aimard shunning the heavy-going path, takes us to the heart of fugue

Once again Pierre-Laurent Aimard demonstrates that he is not only one of the most technically gifted pianists around today, he is also one of the most intelligent. Musical intellect shines through every bar in this account of The Art of Fugue, as Aimard eschews any sense of wallowing for a speedy, alert traversal of the score. It sounds so natural that it is something of a surprise at the end to realise how affecting it all is.

-- Gramophone [3/2008]
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Works on This Recording

1. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Mozart Hall, Concert House, Vienna 
Length: 76 Minutes 26 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 1
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 2
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 3
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 4
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 5
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 6. a 4 in Stylo Francese
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 7. a 4 per Augmentationem et Diminutionem
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 8. a 3
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 9. a 4 alla Duodecima
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 10. a 4 alla Decima
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus 11. a 4
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus inversus 12.1 a 4
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus inversus 12.2 a 4
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus inversus 13.1 a 3
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: Contrapunctus inversus 13.2 a 3
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: 14. Canon alla Ottava
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: 15. Canon alla Decima in Contrapunto alla Terza
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: 16. Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quinta
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: 17. Canon per augmentationem in Contrario Motu
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Later Version Of The Original Print Edited By Christoph Wolff: 18. Fuga a 3 Soggetti (Contrapunctus 14)

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