Bach, J S: The Art of Fugue, BWV1080

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Bach, J S: The Art of Fugue, BWV1080

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21st Feb 2011




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This intriguing work introduces the notes B A C H in the last movement. Sadly, this recording in 2007 brought the work of this legendary ensemble to a close. The recording was made in a light, modern building and Bach’s timeless music enters into a two-way dialogue with a fascinating light and shadow effect by day and night. Every movement has an optically individual image.

BBC Music Magazine

September 2011


“you might think...that a performance of Bach's work would not make for the best viewing on video. Yet being able to see a performance can heighten the musical experience - as here, where the players' gestures often clarify the music's structure and texture...In turn, sheer contrapuntal wizardry begins to spill over from cerebral into emotional appreciation.”

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