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  Наименование CD :
   J.S. Bach: Art Of Fugue. Mozart-Bach: Fugues K. 405. Mozart: Fugue K. 401



Год издания : 1997

Компания звукозаписи : Simax

Время звучания : 1:05:23

Код CD : PSC 1135 (7 033662 011353)

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics (Symphony)      

Phantasm (Viol Quartet)

Tracks 1-12: Johan Sebastian Bach - "Art of Fugue" ("Kunst der Fuge"), BWV 1080 (1-11, 19)

J.S. Bach - The Art of the Fugue

About BWV 1080 on 'bach-cantatas.com'

Другие исполнения "Art of Fugue":

исполнение 1

исполнение 2

исполнение 3

исполнение 4

исполнение 5

исполнение 6

исполнение 7

I recently acquired another version of Bach's Art of the Fugue performed by the group "Phantasm" on the Simax label. It is performed as consort music and is therefore similar to another recent version by the Keller Quartet on ECM.

Some listeners will likely not care for the "consort" approach, feeling that it does not allow for sufficient variety and becomes rather bland. Anyone who might have this view should sample before buying.

In a comparison between the Phantasm and Keller discs, I found the Kellers to offer a greater degree of dynamic shading and variety within the consort environment. Also, Phantasm did not provide sufficient inflection with those sections of the work that I love most.

Both recordings have excellent sound reproduction. Concerning cover art, I much prefer the ECM disc. It shows our performers trudging through white snow. The Simax disc shows a few bowls; I never have seen the appeal of looking at bowls, fruit, etc. Naturally, my wife loves that stuff.

Overall, I give the nod to the Keller Quartet. With Phantasm, I wanted to tell the performers to rise out of their slumber and show more life. I do want to point out that every review of the Phantasm disc I read has been highly favorable. Also, Phantasm has received excellent reviews of other recordings they made including one of the Purcell Fantasias.

Where does that leave you? If you tend to agree with my recommendations, go with the Keller Quartet. If not, take the Phantasm or just skip the whole thing. My favorite version is still Gilbert on Archiv, even more expressive than the Keller Quartet.

Donald Satz wrote (March 30, 1999): (www.bach-cantatas.com/NonVocal/AOF-Phantasm.htm)

Tracks 13-17: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fugues Arranged for Quartet, K. 405 from J.S. Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier II"

Track 18: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


  Соисполнители :

Jonathan Manson (Viola)
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (Double Bass)
Wendy Gillespie (Violin)


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   1 Contrapunctus 1         0:03:25 Johann Sebastian Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge (The Art Of The Fugue), For Keyboard (or Other Instruments), BWV 1080
   2 Contrapunctus 2         0:02:44 -"-
   3 Contrapunctus 3         0:02:48 -"-
   4 Contrapunctus 4         0:05:23 -"-
   5 Contrapunctus 5         0:02:51 -"-
   6 Contrapunctus 6 - In Stylo Francese         0:03:21 -"-
   7 Contrapunctus 7         0:03:43 -"-
   8 Contrapunctus 8         0:05:51 -"-
   9 Contrapunctus 9         0:02:14 -"-
   10 Contrapunctus 10         0:04:10 -"-
   11 Contrapunctus 11         0:05:48 -"-
   12 Incomplete Contrapunctus         0:08:19 -"-
   13 Fuga 1 In C Minor BWV 871,2         0:01:54 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fugues (5) For String Quartet (transcribed From Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2) K. 405
   14 Fuga 2 In E Major BWV 876,2         0:01:29 -"-
   15 Fuga 3 In E Major BWV 878,2         0:03:09 -"-
   16 Fuga 4 In D Minor BWV 877,2         0:02:30 -"-
   17 Fuga 5 In D Major BWV 847,2         0:01:49 -"-
   18 Fugue For Piano In G Minor (fragment) K. 401 (K. 375e)         0:03:56 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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