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Performer: Bach
Genre: Classical
Title: The Art Of The Fugue - Die Kunst Der Fuge - L'art De La Fugue: Contrapunctus 1-9
Country: US
Released: 1983
Style: Baroque
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The Art of Fugue (or The Art of the Fugue; German: Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV 1080, is an incomplete musical work of unspecified instrumentation by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). Written in the last decade of his life, The Art of Fugue is the culmination of Bach's experimentation with monothematic instrumental works.

Previously released as MS 6338. Title on labels: Bach: The Art Of The Fugue, Vol. 1 Fugue 1 - 9. Issued with a Liner sheet with notes in English, German and French. Other Versions (5 of 19) View All. Cat.

Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue), for keyboard (or other instruments), BWV 1080. 1. Contrapunctus 1. Johann Sebastian Bach. 2. Contrapunctus 2. 3. Contrapunctus 3. 4. Contrapunctus 4. 5. Contrapunctus 5. Prelude and Fugue on the name of "B-A-C-H," for keyboard in B flat major (doubtful; perhaps by . Kittel), BWV 898.

The Art of Fugue consists of twenty movements. Most recordings, at a minimum, contain the eleven "traditional" fugues; they are identified as Contrapunctus I thru XI. The additional movements consist of two "mirror" fugues, four two-part canons, two fugues for two claviers, and the Fuga a 3 soggetti. Kei Koito - Temperaments 316016/17 (1998). Hans Fagius - BIS 1034 (1995). Organ and Piano: Glenn Gould - Sony 52595 (1962/67/81). Piano: Edward Aldwell - Biddulph FLW 002 (1996).

The last fugue from the Art, the unfinished contrapunctus XIV, is taken at a very slow pace and ends abruptly where the dying composer left it. In the normal way of things I detest this procedure - whatever Bach intended it wasn't that, and in a composition that is the ne plus ultra of method many competent musicians have supplied conclusions that must, in the very nature of the case, approximate to what Bach himself would have done

Tracklist

The Art Of The Fugue, BWV 1080 - Die Kunst Der Fuge - L'art De La Fugue (Contrapunctus 1-9)
AI Contrapunctus 1 2:41
AII Contrapunctus 2 2:41
AIII Contrapunctus 3 2:17
AIV Contrapunctus 4 3:16
AV Contrapunctus 5 2:50
BI Contrapunctus 6 4:51
BII Contrapunctus 7 3:42
BIII Contrapunctus 8 4:48
BIV Contrapunctus 9 3:00

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – CBS Disques
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Recorded At – All Saints Anglican Church, Toronto
  • Designed At – CBS France

Credits

  • Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Design [Cover Design], Art Direction – Guy Joly
  • Liner Notes – Uwe Kraemer
  • Organ – Glenn Gould

Notes

Recorded 1962 at the All-Saints' Anglican Church, Toronto, Canada.
℗ 1962 CBS Inc. / © 1983 CBS Inc. / Made in Holland / Distribué en France par CBS Disques
"New Dolby - A" transfers of original master tapes have been specially produced for Masterworks Portrait resulting in new, improved sound that afford spectacular signal to noise ratios greatly extending the dynamic range while offering the cleanest reproduction these master recordings ever enjoyed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Distribution Code: CB 411

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ML 5738 Bach* / Glenn Gould Bach* / Glenn Gould - The Art Of The Fugue, Volume 1 (First Half) Fugues 1-9 ‎(LP, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 5738 US 1962
VPC 85009 Bach* / Glenn Gould Bach* / Glenn Gould - The Art Of The Fugue, Volume 1 (First Half) Fugues 1-9 ‎(LP, RM) Vinyl Passion Classical VPC 85009 Europe 2015
ML 5738 Bach* / Glenn Gould Bach* / Glenn Gould - The Art Of The Fugue, Volume 1 (First Half) Fugues 1-9 ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 5738 Canada 1962
SICC-646 Glenn Gould Bach: The Art Of The Fugue, Volume 1 (First Half) Fugues 1-9 ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records Int'l SICC-646 Japan 2007
BRG 72045 Bach* / Glenn Gould Bach* / Glenn Gould - The Art Of The Fugue, Volume 1 (First Half) Fugues 1-9 ‎(LP, Mono) CBS BRG 72045 UK 1962