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Fugue Around The Clock

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

Scheidt, Muttaf, Handel, Palestrina, Schubert, Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Jullien, Corelli, Pohlit, and more..

SKU: 19403

Year of release: 2003

1. Canzon Cornetto a 4 Scheidt 04:13
2. Fuga Muttaf 04:36
3. Fugue in A-minor 'Largo' Handel 03:58
4. Fugue in E-minor 'Allegro' Handel 03:03
5. Ricercar del primo tuono Palestrina 02:28
6. Fugue 'Allegro moderato' Schubert 03:53
7. Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Allegro Bach 00:48
8. Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Grave Bach 00:26
9. Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Fuga Bach 02:32
10. Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Adiago spiccato Bach 02:15
11. Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Allegro Bach 02:30
12. Fuge 'Mit sanften stimmen' Op. 37 Schumann 03:05
13. Fuge in A flat minor Brahms 05:27
14. Fuge 'Con moto' Op. 37 Mendelssohn 02:41
15. Fuga a 4 'Allabreve moderato' Bach 06:38
16. Fuge in G major BWV 577 Bach 02:53
17. Fugue Grave Jullien 02:17
18. Fuga 'a quattro voci' Corelli 02:28
19. Gurez' Pohlit 04:47
20. Ca?a 'O virgo splenderns' Anonymous 04:37
21. fugue Op. 87 No. 22 Shostakovich 04:01
Total time: 69:44

About this album

Since the early 18th century, fugue has been regarded as one of the great compositional forms. It requires skilful counterpoint allied to harmonic facility in order to create a satisfying whole from the fugues restrictive formal demands. Indeed, for many universities and conservatoires the writing of a fugue has long been regarded as the greatest test of contrapuntal and harmonic ability.
Even into the 20th century, the Paris Conservatoire locked students away individually with only a pen, paper and fugue subject for company in order to test their technical skill. Such revered status was not acquired overnight, however, and the roots of the fugue are to be found back in the 14th-century….

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Haarlems Dagblad

vaandeldragers van de internationale blokfluitscene () () In dit fraaie album demonstreren de musici hun speurwerk naar de fuga-vorm. De grondigheid daarvan is al voorbeeldig. Hun bewerkingen van Brahms is subliem en transcendent. Gurez van Stefan Pollit met schrapende ademtocht toont aan dat de fuga nog lang niet pass is.

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Technical Specifications

Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
SpeakersAudiolab, Holland
Recording SoftwarePyramix bij Merging
Recording LocationDoopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer, The Netherlands october 2002
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB&W 803 diamond series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersDCS A/D DSD / DCS DA
Cablesvan den Hul T3 series