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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Art of Fugue

Selected Resources

 

document Discography | document Web Sites | document Further Reading

Discography
A selection of recordings featuring Art of Fugue in arrangements for various instruments and ensembles

Brass
Canadian Brass: Art of the Fugue
Sony Classics 44501 (1988)

Pittsburgh Symphony Brass: The Art of Fugue for Brass
Four Winds 3008 (1998)

Chamber Ensemble/Orchestra
Concerto Italiano: Art of the Fugue
Opus III 30-191 (1999)

The Art of Fugue, Musical Offering
Neville Marriner & The Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields
Philips 42556 (1995)

Musica Antiqua Köln: Musical Offering & Art of Fugue (strings and harpsichord)
Archiv 431 642 (1979/1984)

Bach/Malloch: The Art of Fuguing
The Sheffield Ensemble
Sheffield Lab 11047 (1995)

Miscellaneous
Edgar Meyer: Uncommon Ritual (incl. Contrapunctus XIII)
Sony Classics 62891 (1997)

Organ/Piano
Gustav Leonhardt: Art of the Fugue
Bach Guild 2011

Glenn Gould: The Art of Fugue
(Contrapuncti 1-9 on organ; 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, and 14 on piano)
Sony 52 595 (1967-1983)

See also recordings listed for Pipedreams Nos. document 2029 and document 2030.

Recorders
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet: The Art of Fugue
Channel Classics (Hol) 12698 (1999)

Saxophone
Berliner Saxophon Quartett: Die Kunst der Fuge
CPO 999058 (1992)

Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet: The Art of the Fugue
Protone Records 1103

String Ensemble
Juilliard String Quartet: The Art of the Fugue
Sony Classics 45937 (1992)

Keller Quartet: Art of Fugue
ECM 1652 (1998)

Phantasm: Art of the Fugue (viol ensemble)
Simax (Nor) 1135 (1998)


Web Sites:

document The Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach: An in-depth analysis of Bach’s canons and fugues, including an extended section on the Art of Fugue, prepared by Tim Smith, Associate Professor of Music History at Northern Arizona University

document Bach Digital: Newly constructed digital library of Bach’s manuscripts prepared by the Berlin State Library. The site aims eventually to digitalize 1,200 works (more than 2,500 manuscript pages). It will be live on July 27, 2000.

document J. S. Bach Home Page: J. S. Bach biography, catalogue of works, guide to recordings, and more.

document Bach Central Station: illustrated directory of Bach resources on the Internet.


Further Reading:

The Cambridge Companion to Bach (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

J.S. Bach, Oxford Composer Companions (Oxford University Press, 1999).

The New Bach Reader (New York: Norton, 1998).

Philipp Spitta, Johann Sebastian Bach: His Work and Influence on the Music of Germany, 1685-1750 (Dover Books on Music, 1993).

Albert Schweitzer, J.S. Bach (Dover, 1967).

Christoph Wolff, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (Norton, 2000).

 

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