Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin - Adagios and Fugues: W.A. Mozart after J.S. Bach (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:16 minutes | 1022 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Early in the 1780s, Mozart began attending soirees at the home of music patron Baron van Swieten, who owned an extensive collection of Bach and Handel manuscripts. Mozart began copying Bach’s fugues for his own studies and made arrangements of Handel oratorios for performance — both would provide much of the stimulus for the counterpoint in several of his latest works. This CD gives a glimpse, though only a narrow one, into Mozart’s Bach studies.