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.
Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 288 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01848 | Time: 02:01:44

This cycle of preludes and fugues composed by Johann Sebastian Bach ranks tremendously high in the world of music. It is not just one of the immortal masterpieces of the world music literature; it is an encyclopedia of polyphonic art, a handbook for life, and an inexhaustible source of delight. Sviatoslav Richter said, Whenever I set to the Well-Tempered Clavier, I always get consumed with a desire not to exclude any of the sides for the sake of one narrow and dogmatic position. I am confident that Bach can be played in different ways, with different articulation and different dynamics, as long as the whole is preserved and the performance is convincing.
Marcel Worms - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Philip Glass: Metamorphosis (2012)

Marcel Worms - Bach & Glass (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Zefir Records | # ZEF 9629 | Time: 01:19:46

The CD combines Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Metamorphosis of Philip Glass and offers a confrontation between two completely different musical worlds.

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier (1994)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at June 7, 2010
Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier (1994)

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier
DbPowerAmp secure mode FLAC (tracks+log, no cue) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 889.13 Mb (FLAC) + 597.26 Mb (MP3) | 252:07 minutes | Covers.
classical, instrumental | Naxos Records. Recorded & published in 1994

The Well-Tempered Clavier (Das Wohltemperirte Clavier in the original German title), BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He first gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study." Bach later compiled a second book of the same kind, dated 1742, but titled it only "Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues." The two works are now usually considered to comprise The Well-Tempered Clavier and are referred to respectively as Books I and II. The Well-Tempered Clavier is generally regarded as one of the most influential works in the history of Western classical music...
Martha Cook - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge (2015) 2CDs

Martha Cook - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Passacaille | # 5425004140142 | Time: 01:23:24

Harpsichordist Martha Cook here records Bach's Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (The Art of the Fugue), with a specific interpretive framework in mind. The work, Cook believes, was devotional and intimate in intent; it is, she writes, a "musical prayer," and it embodies the parables and exhortation found in the biblical Book of Luke, 14:27-35. Interested readers are invited to consult the booklet for more details. Making the supposition work involves discarding the version of the work published after Bach's death by C.P.E. Bach and others, and it also involves some of the numerology that so often seems to crop up in connection with Bach's larger works. There's some justification in earlier German music for regarding Bach's instrumental music in this programmatic way; Bach would have known the Biblische Historien keyboard sonatas of 1700 by one of his key predecessors, Johann Kuhnau. But what's missing is any evidence of why Bach, by the end of his life a revered figure, might have wanted to embed secret messages in Die Kunst der Fuge. The unalloyed good news is that you can disregard the stated method of interpretation and listen to the performance in the abstract. It's very powerful.
Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1989)

Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ottavo | # OTR C48503 | Time: 01:12:09

The Amsterdam Bach Soloists comprise an ensemble of ten or so musicians. They play modern instruments but base their musical approach on ''an undogmatic use of authentic interpreting practice, so that the rich potentialities of the modern instruments can be combined with the baroque way of performing, which is in keeping with the accomplishments of Nikolaus Harnoncourt with the Concertgebouw Orchestra''. Most of the players are, in fact, drawn from the Concertgebouw, though there are some from Frans Bruggen's Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Nowadays Bach's didactic but very beautiful The Art of Fugue, is widely regarded as a work for solo harpsichord. Bach himself left no precise indication concerning instrumentation but the music was engraved in open score which places each individual voice or strand of the texture on a separate stave. This practice was not uncommon in contrapuntal keyboard works and is one of several features pointing towards the solo harpsichord as being Bach's most likely intention. Nevertheless, since 1924, when the Swiss musician Wolfgang Graeser set the canons and fugues for various combinations of instruments, the practice of performing The Art of Fugue with a mixed ensemble has remained popular.
Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 89:29 minutes | 695 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitts performance on the piano over two recitals brought this apogee of musical thought to vivid life through sound Hewitts achievement is to bring its abstract purity to memorable tonal embodiment by providing an emotional context that audiences connect with (Sydney Morning Herald)
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2011) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 77:30 min | 774 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2011

Since Bach was more than cryptic in indicating the instrumentation of what is often regarded as his musical testament, The Art of Fugue has been subjected to an infinite variety of arrangements for all sorts of instruments. This recording follows a series of performances in which the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin tested a highly unusual concept: rather than play uniformly one after the other the contrapuncti and canons that Bach left us, they have made great efforts to diversify both the instrumentarium and the macrostructure – to the point where we end up, to our delight, experiencing their interpretation as an exciting musical game for several players!
Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)

Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:08 | 568 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 63231

This long-deleted Essential Classics reissue (available again courtesy of Arkivmusic.com’s on-demand reprint program) comprises the first CD remastering of two separate Bach piano releases. One disc features Rosalyn Tureck’s Bach Album, an early-1981 digital production made up mostly of short pieces, plus the Aria and Variations in Italian Style. The close-up yet warm sonics capture the full measure of Tureck’s technical specificity, subtle use of color, and micromanaged dynamics. Notice her absolute linear control in the F minor suite’s Prelude (first sound clip), or how her seemingly over-detached articulations (the seventh Italian variation) always maintain a lilting presence.
Angela Hewitt - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014) 2CDs

Angela Hewitt - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:29:40
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67980

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.