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Bach J.s: The Art Of Fugue


Release Date: 01/09/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 447293   Spars Code: n/a 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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The Art of Fugue was J.S. Bach's final composition which many justifiably regard as the apotheosis of his legacy. This arrangement by the Musica Antiqua Koln is one of the most austere chamber versions on CD with nearly half of the movements interspersed evenly throughout the performance played by only one or two instrumentalists. In essence, one gets the advantage of listening to both solo instrumental and ensemble approaches here! Incidentally, when this performance was recorded in 1984 many in the group were up and coming musicians rising through the ranks though today count among the most highly regarded period instrument elite. The Art of Fugue was J.S. Bach's final composition which many justifiably regard as the apotheosis of his legacy. This arrangement by the Musica Antiqua Koln is one of the most austere chamber versions on CD with nearly half of the movements interspersed evenly throughout the performance played by only one or two instrumentalists. In essence, one gets the advantage of listening to both solo instrumental and ensemble approaches here! Incidentally, when this performance was recorded in 1984 many in the group were up and coming musicians rising through the ranks though today count among the most highly regarded period instrument elite. Read less

Sound Samples

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 2
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 3
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 4
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Canon alla Ottava
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 5
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 6 a 4 in Stylo Francese
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 7 a 4 per Augmentationem et Diminutionem
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Canon alla Decima in Contrapunto alla Terza
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 9 a 4 alla Duodecima
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 10 a 4 alla Decima
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 8 a 3
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 11 a 4
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quinta
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 12, a 4: a. Rectus
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 12, a 4: b. Inversus
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 13, a 3: a. Rectus
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 13, a 3: b. Inversus
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Fuga a 2 Clav.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Alio modo. Fuga a 2 Clav.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Canon per Augmentationem in Contrario Motu
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Fuga a 3 Soggetti

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