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Wydawnictwo: Haenssler
Nr katalogowy: HC 21049
Nośnik: 2 CD
Data wydania: październik 2021
EAN: 881488210491
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Epoka muzyczna: barok
Obszar (język): niemiecki
Instrumenty: fortepian

Bach: Die Art of Fugue

Haenssler - HC 21049
Eloise Bella Kohn, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach/Thierry Escaich
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Die Kunst der Fuge/L’Art de la Fugue
The Fugue is the most complex of all musical forms, a genuine demonstration of prowess in composition. Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue demonstrates him striving to defend this outdated form. The overall concept of the collection is unique: from a single D minor theme, Bach develops twenty fugues and canons. Composed towards the end of his life, when Bach was between 50 and 60 years old, this cycle of fugues can be regarded as his artistic legacy.

The last fugue (Contrapunctus 14) is particularly celebrated because Bach used the Note-Letter symbolism to write his name B-A-C-H as the letters matching the notes of the third theme, as an architect would do by engraving his name on the stone of his building. Bach was not able to finish this complex fugue any more

Kohn: “This recording offered me an opportunity to commission from Thierry Escaich, my former teacher, a new completion of this last unfinished fugue. There is a remarkable similarity between the respective musical activities of Thierry Escaich and Bach. Escaich is not only renowned as a virtuoso organist and improviser but also as one of the most sought-after composers internationally. Furthermore, he teaches composition at the Conservatoire de Paris with a focus on fugues.

Recording: Teldex Studio Berlin, February and March 2021. Piano: Yamaha CFX.

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