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Bach: The Art of Fugue - Emerson String Quartet
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  1. Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue), for keyboard (or other instruments), BWV 1080
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Bach's Art of Fugue came down to us without any clear indication of the performing forces desired. The fugue was primarily a keyboard genre, and this massive, almost mystically complex extraction of well over an hour's worth of contrapuntal treatments from a simple fugue subject is most often performed on a harpsichord or organ. But the work's abstract quality has invited performances on other instruments for decades. String quartet versions on recordings go back to a Roth Quartet version of the 1930s, in an arrangement to ...

Bach: The Art of Fugue 2003, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947449522

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