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Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1989)

Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ottavo | # OTR C48503 | Time: 01:12:09

The Amsterdam Bach Soloists comprise an ensemble of ten or so musicians. They play modern instruments but base their musical approach on ''an undogmatic use of authentic interpreting practice, so that the rich potentialities of the modern instruments can be combined with the baroque way of performing, which is in keeping with the accomplishments of Nikolaus Harnoncourt with the Concertgebouw Orchestra''. Most of the players are, in fact, drawn from the Concertgebouw, though there are some from Frans Bruggen's Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Nowadays Bach's didactic but very beautiful The Art of Fugue, is widely regarded as a work for solo harpsichord. Bach himself left no precise indication concerning instrumentation but the music was engraved in open score which places each individual voice or strand of the texture on a separate stave. This practice was not uncommon in contrapuntal keyboard works and is one of several features pointing towards the solo harpsichord as being Bach's most likely intention. Nevertheless, since 1924, when the Swiss musician Wolfgang Graeser set the canons and fugues for various combinations of instruments, the practice of performing The Art of Fugue with a mixed ensemble has remained popular.
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2011) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 77:30 min | 774 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 21 | 2011

Since Bach was more than cryptic in indicating the instrumentation of what is often regarded as his musical testament, The Art of Fugue has been subjected to an infinite variety of arrangements for all sorts of instruments. This recording follows a series of performances in which the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin tested a highly unusual concept: rather than play uniformly one after the other the contrapuncti and canons that Bach left us, they have made great efforts to diversify both the instrumentarium and the macrostructure – to the point where we end up, to our delight, experiencing their interpretation as an exciting musical game for several players!
Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, Cello Suites 1 & 5;  Kurtag (Keller Quartet, Anner Bylsma) (2004/2000)

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, Cello Suites 1 & 5; Kurtág (Keller Quartet, Anner Bylsma) (2004/2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.53 Gb (DVD9) | 115 min
Classical | EuroArts

The two films on this DVD combine some of the most demanding chamber works ever written. Recorded at the atmospheric Academy of Sciences in Budapest, the Keller Quartet plays a version of Bach’s unfinished masterpiece The Art of the Fugue for string quartet intertwined with works by renowned contemporary composer György Kurtág – a programme that the four Hungarians developed and have successfully performed on international stages. Anner Bylsma, Dutch master cellist and world-renowned as a distinguished interpreter of Bach’s cello music, plays the solo suites. The suites, on which he has also published an authoritative book, count among the most popular baroque chamber works. Anner Bylsma plays the famous Stradivarius “Servais” and the disc was recorded in the beautiful village church St Bartholomew of Dornheim in Thuringia.
Zoltan Kocsis - Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge (1985) [2CDs] {Philips}

Zoltan Kocsis - Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge (1985) [2CDs] {Philips}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 365MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 231MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

This new version by the greatly-gifted young Hungarian pianist Zoltan Kocsis, again vindicates the contention that The Art of Fugue makes its best effect as a keyboard work, even if on a modern piano. For Kocsis Bach's intellectual and technical demands seem to pose no problems: his exposition of the polyphonic conversation, whether, two, three or four participants are involved, is always admirably lucid and enables each voice to have its say. This is no doubt helped by the rather dry quality of the Hungaroton/ Philips recording on LP (the CD is appreciably fuller and brighter), and by Kocsis's very discreet use of the sustaining pedal.

Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 21, 2016
Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)

Keller Quartett - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1998)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 336 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 174 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 72 Mb
Classical | Label: ECM Records/ECM New Series, ECM 1652 | 1998 | 01:12:01

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic aspects of J.S. Bach's 'Art of Fugue' is that there is no indication for instrumentation. Bach may have had a keyboard instrument in mind, but which one we don't know. It has often been suggested that Bach had no instrument in mind, that he was writing music that was purely metaphysical, too perfect to be played at all.
But to deny that this music sound is to deny the music itself. The Keller Quartet has realized this and approached the music with all of the seriousness it demands. Played with little or no vibrato, the Keller allows the complex intervallic relationships to speak for themselves. One of the advantages to using a string quartet to realize this work is the quartet's ability to bring the counterpoint into sharp relief while maintaining a flexibility of phrase and tempo that an orchestra could never achieve.

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1969]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Sept. 12, 2016
Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1969]

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1969]
Classical |EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | Label: DHM
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:65’16; CD2:66’35 | 2cd, 859.97 MB

He was born in 's-Graveland, North Holland and studied organ and harpsichord from 1947 to 1950 with Eduard Müller at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1950, he made his debut as a harpsichordist in Vienna, where he studied musicology. He was professor of harpsichord at the Academy of Music from 1952 to 1955 and at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1954. He was also a church organist.
Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1989)

Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Art of the Fugue (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 430 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 427 673-2 | Time: 00:58:41

The Art of Fugue or 'complete practical fugal work', as C. P. E. Bach described his father's giant contrapuntal achievement, is well represented in the current recording catalogue. The approaches to it vary considerably with performances on solo keyboard—harpsichord and organ—and mixed ensembles with markedly different shades of instrument colour. Varied too, is the sequence in which the performers play the fugal parts which comprise the whole. Some complete the final fugue, some do not; some find a place for all the pieces included in the posthumous original edition of 1751, others have given reasons for omitting those which seem not to play a directly relevant part in Bach's scheme. Kenneth Gilbert leads us down another fascinating path his performance on a solo harpsichord follows not the 1751 printed edition but Bach's own autograph material differing from the other both in content and layout.
J.S. Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge/The Art of Fugue (Jordi Savall) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge/The Art of Fugue (Jordi Savall) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
2 SACD ISO images: 2.19 + 2.26 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 73 MB | 5% Recovery Record | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0
Classical | Label: Alia Vox | Catalog Number: AVSA 9818 A+B | Direction: Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX

This recording, originally released some 15 years ago, was a catalogue landmark at the time. Jordi Savall's arrangement of the Art of Fugue was bold and unique, and his scoring, for two instrumental groups (four winds and four viols), was innovative. It has withstood the test of time, and has now been re-released in a remastered version, in new packaging, on Savall's AliaVox label.

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Jordi Savall) [2001]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Feb. 24, 2012
Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Jordi Savall) [2001]

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Jordi Savall) [2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 431.75 MB
Classical | AliaVox | AV9818

This performance of Bach's Art of Fugue is an analog recording originally released in 1986. It was first digitally mastered and offered on CD in 1988, then was re-mastered in 2001 and paired with a new recording of Bach's Musical Offering as part of Alia Vox's boxed-set edition "The Testament of Bach". Now the performance has again been re-mastered as a full SACD multi-channel hybrid, and it has much in common with its companion Musical Offering recorded 14 years later and also directed by Jordi Savall (with his ensemble Le Concerts de Nations)…
–John Greene,
J.S.Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Art of Fuge), BWV 1080 - Håkan Wikman (Organ)

J.S.Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Art of Fuge), BWV 1080 - Håkan Wikman (Organ)
Easy CD-DA | APE + CUE (ALAC m4a -> APE) | No LOG | Cover (LQ) | 437.5Mb |45:30 + 56:05 | Finlandia 1993