André Isoir - Bach: L'Art de la Fugue (2000) [Reissue 2004]
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Classical | Label: Calliope, CAL 9719/CAL 3719 | 01:18:40
The Art of Fugue (L'Art de la Fugue) still stands as a model of rare compositional mastery. Moreover, it still has the power to move us, and like all great classics, it has been an object of fascination throughout its history: originally for the complexity of its ‘orgies of counterpoint’; a century later for the deference it inspired as a model; today because its incomplete state means total perfection is unattainable, however close. André Isoir’s classic combines technical perfection with a deeply reflective approach. His interpretation is transcended by a rhythmic impetus, a dynamism, a splendour of touch that are quite simply staggering.