Fugue Around The Clock

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Tracklist

1.
Canzon Cornetto a 4
04:09
2.
Fuga
04:31
3.
Fugue in A-minor 'Largo'
03:54
4.
Fugue in E-minor 'Allegro'
03:00
5.
Ricercar del primo tuono
02:23
6.
Fugue 'Allegro moderato'
03:49
7.
Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Allegro
00:46
8.
Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Grave
00:26
9.
Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Fuga
02:03
10.
Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Adiago spiccato
02:13
11.
Concerto in D-minor BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi Op. 3/11 Allegro
02:24
12.
Fuge 'Mit sanften stimmen' Op. 37
03:01
13.
Fuge in A flat minor
05:23
14.
Fuge 'Con moto' Op. 37
02:37
15.
Fuga a 4 'Allabreve moderato'
06:33
16.
Fuge in G major BWV 577
02:48
17.
Fugue Grave
02:12
18.
Fuga 'a quattro voci'
02:02
19.
Gurez'
04:42
20.
Ca?a 'O virgo splenderns'
04:31
21.
fugue Op. 87 No. 22
03:58

Description

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….

Additional information

Artists

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Recording software

Pyramix bij Merging

Recording location

Doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer, The Netherlands October 2002

Recording engineer

Jared Sacks

Producer

Jared Sacks

Mixing board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Mastering equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

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Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Digital converters

DCS A/D DSD / DCS DA

Cables

van den Hul T3 series

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Recording type bit rate

DSD64

Press reviews

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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