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
- Nicholas Kenyon,
The Guardian, U.K.
"One of the most exciting period-instrument ensembles." -
American Record Guide
Works on This Recording
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
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