Art Fugue Bach

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - The Art of Bach (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 14, 2016
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - The Art of Bach (2015)

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - The Art of Bach (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:06 | 170 MB
Label: Steinway & Sons

The U.S. branch of the Steinway piano firm has issued a series of piano recordings that is carefully curated so as to reflect the company's roots in the music scene of a century ago, or a bit more. This gives the label's output a satisfying coherence as well as bringing forth some intriguing individual concepts. This release by the Anderson & Roe piano duo is a representative example that might appeal to those who've had their fill of severe historical-performance approaches to Bach.
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.34GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BIS

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach as a reviewer in Intl Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career at the age of 12! playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programs of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc combining some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548.
Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, Cello Suites 1 & 5;  Kurtag (Keller Quartet, Anner Bylsma) (2004/2000)

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, Cello Suites 1 & 5; Kurtág (Keller Quartet, Anner Bylsma) (2004/2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.53 Gb (DVD9) | 115 min
Classical | EuroArts

The two films on this DVD combine some of the most demanding chamber works ever written. Recorded at the atmospheric Academy of Sciences in Budapest, the Keller Quartet plays a version of Bach’s unfinished masterpiece The Art of the Fugue for string quartet intertwined with works by renowned contemporary composer György Kurtág – a programme that the four Hungarians developed and have successfully performed on international stages. Anner Bylsma, Dutch master cellist and world-renowned as a distinguished interpreter of Bach’s cello music, plays the solo suites. The suites, on which he has also published an authoritative book, count among the most popular baroque chamber works. Anner Bylsma plays the famous Stradivarius “Servais” and the disc was recorded in the beautiful village church St Bartholomew of Dornheim in Thuringia.
Zoltan Kocsis - Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge (1985) [2CDs] {Philips}

Zoltan Kocsis - Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge (1985) [2CDs] {Philips}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 365MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 231MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

This new version by the greatly-gifted young Hungarian pianist Zoltan Kocsis, again vindicates the contention that The Art of Fugue makes its best effect as a keyboard work, even if on a modern piano. For Kocsis Bach's intellectual and technical demands seem to pose no problems: his exposition of the polyphonic conversation, whether, two, three or four participants are involved, is always admirably lucid and enables each voice to have its say. This is no doubt helped by the rather dry quality of the Hungaroton/ Philips recording on LP (the CD is appreciably fuller and brighter), and by Kocsis's very discreet use of the sustaining pedal.

Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 21, 2016
Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)

Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 336 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 174 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 72 Mb
Classical | Label: ECM Records/ECM New Series, ECM 1652 | 1998 | 01:12:01

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic aspects of J.S. Bach's 'Art of Fugue' is that there is no indication for instrumentation. Bach may have had a keyboard instrument in mind, but which one we don't know. It has often been suggested that Bach had no instrument in mind, that he was writing music that was purely metaphysical, too perfect to be played at all.
But to deny that this music sound is to deny the music itself. The Keller Quartet has realized this and approached the music with all of the seriousness it demands. Played with little or no vibrato, the Keller allows the complex intervallic relationships to speak for themselves. One of the advantages to using a string quartet to realize this work is the quartet's ability to bring the counterpoint into sharp relief while maintaining a flexibility of phrase and tempo that an orchestra could never achieve.
Glenn Gould - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (2002)

Glenn Gould - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SMK87759 | Time: 01:09:36

What you will find on this disc is A) contrapunctus I-IX played on two different organs in 1962; B) contrapunctus I II & IV from a1981 TV broadcast; C) contrapunctus IX XI & XIII in mono from a radio broadcast in 1967; D) the unfinished contrapunctus XIV from what may or may not be the same TV broadcast as B); and as a final filler E) a prelude and fugue on the name BACH from a studio recording in 1980. Items B)-E) are given on the piano.

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)  

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 27, 2014
Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:29:29 | 214 MB
Label: Hyperion | Release Year: 2014

Even though Angela Hewitt's repertoire is quite extensive and diverse, encompassing the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and modern eras, her true specialty is the music of J.S. Bach, which she has recorded almost exclusively for Hyperion since the 1980s. With this recording of The Art of Fugue, Hewitt completes her long-running series of piano renditions of the solo keyboard works, and while not everyone is convinced that Bach composed this study of fugal techniques for the keyboard, Hewitt's performance is credible and satisfying. She controls the often unwieldy counterpoint by regarding the lines as if they were vocal parts, and her phrases are shaped by natural breathing points, as well as the different emotional qualities she brings to each fugue and canon. The Art of Fugue can be daunting for both performer and listener, because its persistent tonality of D minor and monothematic material can be quite tedious in the wrong hands. Fortunately, Hewitt fights boredom by infusing the music with the full range of expressive and technical possibilities at her disposal, and her full performance has the nuances and variety of her recordings of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Partitas. Just as this masterpiece was the culmination of Bach's thinking on the subject of the fugue, it is a fitting conclusion to Hewitt's worthy service to the composer and a high point in her catalog.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Art of the Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge) [Peter Ella] (2007)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Art of the Fugue
Genre: Classical | PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR
Audio: English (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.34 GB (DVD5) | 5% Recovery
Length: 115 mins | Uploaded/Bitshare/Freakshare | Links are interchangable
Johann Sebastian Bach - Glenn Gould - The Art of Fugue Vol. 1 (1962, CD ReIssue 2007)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Glenn Gould - The Art of Fugue Vol. 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 159 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Columbia Masterworks # 88697147642 | Country/Year: Europe 2007, 1962
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Piano
Johann Sebastian Bach - Angela Hewitt - Fantasia & Fugue In A Minor, Aria Variata etc. (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Angela Hewitt - Bach: Fantasia & Fugue In A Minor, Aria Variata etc.
SACD ISO: 2,86 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1077 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Hyperion Records # SACDA67499 | Country/Year: UK 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…And Hyperion's sound captures Hewitt's performances in sound as clear and warm as the rest of their wonderful recordings. A magnificent conclusion to a monumental cycle, Hewitt's final Bach disc will appeal to anyone who loves life and Bach.