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Though unfinished at his death, Johann Sebastian Bach's 'The Art of Fugue' is both his musical last testament and a cornerstone of Western composition. At once a miracle of intellectual achievement, musical invention, technical challenges and emotional power, 'The Art of Fugue' draws on all of Bach's resources as a master of counterpoint. It is here performed, as the composer apparently intended, on harpsichord, by Sergio Vartolo who uses his own recently-published facsimile edition of the autograph score, and of the engraved first edition (1751/1752).
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
- Performers: Sergio Vartolo (Harpsichord); Maddalena Vartolo (Harpsichord)
- Notes: Scuola Diocesana di Musica S. Cecilia, Verona, Italy (04/24/2008-04/28/2008)
- Running Time: 97 min. 18 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Written: by 1742