Bob Van Asperen Bach : Die Kunst der Fuga (The Art of Fugue)

Bach : Die Kunst der Fuga (The Art of Fugue)

Bob Van Asperen

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on November 11, 2018 by Aeolus

Main artist: Bob Van Asperen

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music

Distinctions: 5 de Diapason (January 2019)

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Album : 1 disk - 19 tracks Total length : 01:16:37

    The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  1. 1 Contrapunctus I

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  2. 2 Contrapunctus II

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  3. 3 Contrapunctus III

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  4. 4 Contrapunctus IV

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  5. 5 Canon 2

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  6. 6 Contrapunctus V

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  7. 7 Contrapunctus VI

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  8. 8 Contrapunctus VII

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  9. 9 Canon 3

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  10. 10 Contrapunctus VIII

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  11. 11 Contrapunctus IX

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  12. 12 Canon 4

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  13. 13 Contrapunctus X

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  14. 14 Contrapunctus XI

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  15. 15 Canon 1

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  16. 16 Contrapunctus Inversus 12a

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Bernhard Klapprott, second harpsichord by Martin Skowroneck, Bremen 1996 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  17. 17 Contrapunctus Inversus 12b

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Bernhard Klapprott, second harpsichord by Martin Skowroneck, Bremen 1996 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  18. 18 Fuga a 2 Clav 14a

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Bernhard Klapprott, second harpsichord by Martin Skowroneck, Bremen 1996 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

  19. 19 Fuga a 2 Clav 14b

    Bob Van Asperen, Christian Zell harpsichord, 1741 - Bernhard Klapprott, second harpsichord by Martin Skowroneck, Bremen 1996 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2018 Aeolus - ℗ 2018 Aeolus

About

No need to dwell on the The Art of Fugue’s one thousand and one secrets, whether real or presumed: let’s just play it, pure and simple. For too long, many considered it had been created more so for the eyes and mind than for the ears, and what a mistake that was! Bob van Asperen proves it once again with his incredibly deep 1741 Christian Zell harpsichord. Van Asperen only plays fourteen of the definite, finalised manuscript’s “contrapuntus”, adding a canon found annotated on the same manuscript, which was itself finalised. The other contrapuntus and canons in The Art of Fugue are drafts at various degrees of revision, and it is known that a monumental triple fugue remained unfinished. As a complement, the harpsichordist had the surprising yet outstanding idea to combine Berhard Klapprott and a second harpsichord to play two mirror fugues from other manuscripts, which require a large number of playing fingers. The sound disparities between both harpsichords help the listener follow Bach’s titanic contrapuntal inventions. It’s clear this music wasn’t intended for the eyes alone… © SM/Qobuz

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Recording : V/2012, Georgskirche, Weener (Germany)

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