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J S Bach - The Art of Fugue (LP) | Accentus ACC40308

J.S. Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge
Johann Sebastian Bach

12" Album


Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC40308

Number of Discs: 2

Duration: 01:12:28

Release Date: 2nd March 2015

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Johann Sebastian Bach plays a key role in Zhu Xiao-Mei's life – she is today one of the most significant interpreters of his music.

The remarkable biography of this celebrated pianist gives her a unique position in the world of music. Her life has taken her from the re-education camps of the Chinese Cultural Revolution to Paris, where her international career as a pianist began rather late, but for that all the more successful.

In Leipzig, where Bach held his final professional position and where he composed The Art of Fugue, Zhu Xiao-Mei recorded this contrapuntal masterpiece, which is for her “the absolute zenith of polyphonic art”. As she says, “The Art of Fugue exercises a total fascination on you. It’s like a magnet: you can’t detach yourself from it. It is music that opens the gates to an infinite world where time no longer exists; a world where beauty and peace reign supreme, detached from all earthly contingencies.“

Track Listing

Track Listing

Disc 1
1Contrapunctus I2:55
2Contrapunctus II2:29
3Contrapunctus III2:42
4Contrapunctus IV3:33
5Canon III, Alla Decima in Contrapunto Alla Terza4:15
6Contrapunctus V2:50
7Canon in Hypodiapason (Contrapunctus 16)2:21
8Contrapunctus VI a 4 in Stylo Francese4:25
9Contrapunctus VII a 4 Per Augmentationem Et Diminutionem3:34
10Canon IV, Alla Duodecima in Contrapunto Alla Quinta1:56
11Contrapunctus VIII a 35:36
Disc 2
1Contrapunctus IX a 4 Alla Duodecima2:46
2Contrapunctus X a 4 Alla Decima4:04
3Contrapunctus XI a 45:30
4Canon I, Per Augmentationem in Contrario Motu4:40
5Contrapunctus XII a 4, Rectus3:00
6Contrapunctus XII a 4, Inversus2:59
7Contrapunctus XIII a 3, Rectus2:16
8Contrapunctus XIII a 3, Inversus2:26
9Contrapunctus XIV (Incomplete Version)8:31

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