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Johann Sebastian Bach, Lionel Rogg - The Art of the Fugue download album
Album:
The Art of the Fugue
Style:
Baroque
Released:
1969
Country:
Germany
FLAC vers. size:
1467 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1531 mb
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1277 mb
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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.

Bach, Lionel Rogg - L'Art De La Fugue Die Kunst Der Fuge ‎(2xLP, Album). The Art Of Fugue BMV 1080 ("Die Kunst Der Fugue") ‎(2xLP, Album, Box). Bach - Lionel Rogg - Die Kunst Der Fuge ‎(2xLP + Box).

Swiss organist Lionel Rogg is one of the most flamboyantly virtuosic Bach players out there, and his performances here are jaw-droppingly brilliant. While this approach suits the ostentatious concertos better than the severe Der Kunst der Fuge, it is always quite impressive. But while that's a lot of it, that's still not all of it: Rogg has the audacity to complete Bach's incomplete Contrapunctus XVIII. For purists, this will be enough to induce cerebral spasm. For less austere listeners, this will be enough to satisfy a long-standing curiosity  . Concerto for solo organ No. 1 in G major (after Duke Johann Ernst), BWV 592 (BC J88).

Bach: The Art of the Fugue. Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach: Orchestral Suites 1-4. Bach: The Organ Works. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (2014-09-03). Lionel Rogg's performances are smooth and flawless. I usually feel I have not heard an organ work by Bach until I have heard Rogg's recording on the Silbermann organ at Arlesheim in 1970, which this boxed set presents.

The Art of Fugue is a statement so ambitious, so all encompassing, so effective, and thus so revolutionary that it’s hard not to be astonished by it. Like many treatises which aim to demonstrate the properties of their subject, think Plato’s Republic or Descartes Critique of Pure Reason, Bach’s Art of Fugue is a grand essay composed to demonstrate the beauty inherent in counterpoint. By the time Bach began work on his treatise in the early 1740’s, a new style, the Galant, had already seized the musical spotlight from Bach’s Baroque for some twenty years.

Tracklist

The Art of the Fugue BWV 1080
A1 Contrapunctus I
A2 Contrapunctus II
A3 Contrapunctus III
A4 Contrapunctus IV
A5 Contrapunctus V
A6 Contrapunctus VI
B1 Contrapunctus VII
B2 Contrapunctus VIII
B3 Contrapunctus IX
B4 Contrapunctus X
B5 Contrapunctus XI
C1 Contrapunctus XII
C2 Contrapunctus XIII
C3 Contrapunctus XIV
C4 Contrapunctus XV
C5 Contrapunctus XVI - Rectus
C6 Contrapunctus XVI - Inversus
D1 Contrapunctus XVII - Rectus
D2 Contrapunctus XVII - Inversus
D3 Contrapunctus XVIII
D4 Contrapunctus XVIII (Completed by Lionel Rogg)

Credits

  • Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Engineer – Stuart Eltham
  • Liner Notes – Basil Lam, Lionel Rogg
  • Organ – Lionel Rogg
  • Producer – Brian Culverhouse

Notes

Liner notes in English.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): S1-36693-G9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): S1-36694-G5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3): S2-36694-G10
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4): S2-36693-G6

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1 C 061-04 124/25 X, C 061-04 1 24/25 Johann Sebastian Bach, Lionel Rogg Johann Sebastian Bach, Lionel Rogg - Die Kunst Der Fuge ‎(2xLP + Box) Odeon, Die Stimme Seines Herrn 1 C 061-04 124/25 X, C 061-04 1 24/25 Germany 1969
2C181-04124/5 Bach* / Lionel Rogg Bach* / Lionel Rogg - L'Art De La Fugue = Die Kunst Der Fuge ‎(2xLP, Album) EMI 2C181-04124/5 France 1969
SLS 782/2 Lionel Rogg The Art Of Fugue BMV 1080 ("Die Kunst Der Fugue") ‎(2xLP, Album, Box) His Master's Voice SLS 782/2 UK 1969
1 C 161-04 124/25 Bach* - Lionel Rogg Bach* - Lionel Rogg - Die Kunst Der Fuge ‎(2xLP + Box) Die Stimme Seines Herrn 1 C 161-04 124/25 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland Unknown