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Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017)

Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:46 min | 436 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone present a refreshing new interpretation of Bach’s The Art of Fugue.
Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:46 minutes | 1.46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone present a refreshing new interpretation of Bach’s The Art of Fugue.
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 70:10 minutes | 2,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Fugue and the art of counterpoint are often almost bywords for Bach the composer. Certainly, from the viewpoint of many later generations, he was the first composer to make fugue the basis for a whole and complete piece of music, one that often seemed to serve no purpose beyond the ‘purely musical’. In a sense, this must surely be right: while there are countless fugal compositions before Bach, very few share the same relentless, yet expressive, cohesion, and most that were written outside the keyboard sphere were associated with a text and liturgical function. There is something about Bach’s fugal composition that immediately places it at the service of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenberg. For them, earlier counterpoint in the Renaissance tradition provided more a model for refined technique than for an overriding nexus of musically cohering ideas.

Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 29, 2017
Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)

Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 81:41 min | 383 MB
Label: Ars Produktion | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

The recorder quartet quintaessentia is the leading ensemble of its kind in Brazil. This label debut for the ensemble gives extraordinary audibility to Bach’s brilliant counterpoint.

Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 14, 2017
Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)

Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:21:41 | 193 MB
Label: Ars Produktion

The recorder quartet quintaessentia is the leading ensemble of its kind in Brazil. This label debut for the ensemble gives extraordinary audibility to Bach’s brilliant counterpoint.

Balint Karosi - Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 5, 2017
Balint Karosi - Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)

Balint Karosi - Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:20:50 | 196 MB
Label: Hungaroton

Bálint Karosi is a Hungarian organist and composer, especially noted for his expertise in period-style improvisation. He was educated at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and Oberlin Conservatory in the United States, and he earned his master's and doctoral degrees at Yale School of Music. His career has taken him across Europe and the United States, and he has performed at major festivals, such as the International Bach Festival in Leipzig, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the Magadino International Organ Festival in Switzerland. He has played many historic instruments, including J.S. Bach's organ at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the organ played by Dietrich Buxtehude at the Marienkirche in Lübeck, and Gottfried Silbermann's organ at Freiburg Cathedral. As a composer, Karosi has written music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, choir, voice, and organ, and received commissions for works from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Hungarian State Opera, and the National Concert Hall in Budapest. Karosi has also taught organ and organ improvisation at Boston University, Oberlin, and Yale.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2008) [Official Digital Download]

Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 83:36 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first recording of the mystical The Art of Fugue by a world-renowned pianist since 1982. A pre-eminent performer of modern music, Aimard brings a unique and exciting approach to Bach.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 442 556-2 | Time: 02:09:01

There are many apocryphal stories in the classical-music world, but the one in which Frederick the Great challenged Bach to improvise a six-part fugue on a theme of the king's own invention is true, and The Musical Offering was, after a period of further reflection, the result. As with all the works of Bach's later years, the work is both great art and a "teaching piece," which shows everything that he thought could be done with the king's theme. The Trio Sonata based on the theme is the only major piece of chamber music from Bach's last decades in Leipzig, and that makes the work and essential cornerstone of any Bach collection. This performance, led by Neville Marriner, is both polished and lively, and very well recorded. At a "twofer" price, coupled with The Art of Fugue, it's the preferred version of the work on modern instruments.
Gottfried von der Goltz - Geminiani: The Art of Playing on the Violin (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gottfried von der Goltz - Geminiani: The Art of Playing on the Violin (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:46 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The violinist Gottfried von der Goltz and musicians from the Freibourger Barockorchester bring the scores of a fellow of Händel and Corelli's to life: the composer, violinist, teacher and art dealer Francesco Geminiani. His Art of Playing on the Violin and his Sonatas with continuo are of a typical baroque manner and they reflect his own practice of the instrument. With Geminiani, virtuosity is not an end in itself but it serves a pure musical drama where lyrical flights respond to more delicate feelings.
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Art of the Fugue (1962/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Art of the Fugue (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 30:49 minutes | 320 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Gould’s approach seems downright unmusical, and the image it evokes for me is of the trained seal who beeps out God Save the Queen on a set of car horns.” Thus the miffed critic John Beckwith. It was to remain Gould’s only commercial recording on the organ; the remaining items in The Art of the Fugue are absent from his discography, as are the six Mendelssohn organ sonatas he intended to record afterwards.