JS Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge | Ondine ODE14372

JS Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge


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Label: Ondine

Cat No: ODE14372

Barcode: 0761195143728

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th April 2024



Aapo Hakkinen (harpsichord)
Anna Gebert (violin)
Les Voix humaines


Bach, Johann Sebastian

The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080


Aapo Hakkinen (harpsichord)
Anna Gebert (violin)
Les Voix humaines


In this new recording, Bach’s final magnum opus is played by Aapo Häkkinen on a harpsichord built in 1614 by Andreas Ruckers the Elder (1579–?1652) and which belonged to the composer John Blow (1649–1708), organist of Westminster Abbey and former teacher of Henry Purcell. A tradition exists that G.F. Handel had also played this harpsichord.

“[Bach] speaks to us in his work in such clear terms that we may quite well call these fugues poems. (…) These have warmth, quiet joy, love. And running through all the poems, dressed in different guises, is the main theme, creating order, binding the work as a whole together: it is a safe bond in all its diversity. Over all lies the proximity of death.” – Enzio Forsblom

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