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Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge / Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin

Bach,J.s. / Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin
Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902064   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Their scintillating responsiveness to Bach's complex structures is a continual delight.

A fresh look at one of Bach's most elusive masterpieces proves that this is far more than paper music. The lively Berlin early music group make the sometimes dry counterpoint burst with inventiveness and life. They go for maximum variety in scoring; I'm not sure about the alternation of string and wind groups within a single fugue, which confuses the argument, but their scintillating responsiveness to Bach's complex structures is a continual delight. Sober keyboard canons intersperse the fugues. Prefacing the collection with an apt chorale setting, they could surely have concluded it with Bach's famous "deathbed
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- Nicholas Kenyon, The Guardian, U.K.

"One of the most exciting period-instrument ensembles." - American Record Guide
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Works on This Recording

1. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 

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