Bach: The Art of Fugue

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Catalogue No: DDH 27804
EAN/UPC: 809730780424
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Release Date: August 2005
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Discs: 1
Sample: Contrapunctus 1 (opening)

THE ROTH QUARTET
play the string quartet arrangement of Bach’s finest masterpiece composed by Roy Harris and M D H Norton.
This historically important document also includes the conjectural completion composed and played by Sir Donald Tovey.
Recorded 1934/1935 and digitally re-mastered by Pristine Audio

Track Listing

    Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Roy Harris):

  1. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus I (3:18)
  2. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − IContrapunctus II 3:20)
  3. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrpunctus III (2:52)
  4. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus IV (4:50)
  5. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus V (4:10)
  6. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus VI (8:12)
  7. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus VII (4:23)
  8. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus VIII (6:08)
  9. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus IX (3:05)
  10. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus X (5:01)
  11. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus XI 6:47)
  12. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus XII (4:41)
  13. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus XIII (4:32)
  14. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 − Contrapunctus XIV (11:21)
  15. Donald Tovey

  16. Conjectural Completion to Bach’s Art of Fugue (3:33)

Reviews

Gramophone

Even more valuable [than the new Naxos Bach CD]… Feelingly played… fine transfers and excellent annotations

” —Rob Cowan
Musical Opinion

It is with much gratitude and pleasure that I welcome this excellent transfer… a musically very important CD. Strongly recommended.

” —Robert Matthew-Walker
MusicWeb

A unique historical document, lovingly and beautifully restored

” —Paul Shoemaker
Classic Record Collector

I have enjoyed this version, mainly for the committed string playing… Decent sound and excellent presentation have enhanced my pleasure.

” —Tully Potter