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Art of the Fugue / works by Mozart, Schumann, Reinecke, Eisler, Britten, Purcell, et al.

> Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080 (arr. for string orchestra) - Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 (arr. for string orchestra)
> Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546 - Adagio
> Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546 - Fugue: Allegro
> 6 Fugues on B-A-C-H, Op. 60: No. 5. in F major (arr. P. Angerer for string orchestra) - 6 Fugues on B-A-C-H, Op. 60: No. 5. in F major (arr. P. Angerer for string orchestra)
> Serenade in G minor, Op. 242 - Serenade in G minor, Op. 242: V. Fughetta giojosa
> Das Vorbild: Einleitung und Fugue - Das Vorbild: Einleitung und Fugue
> Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29 - Prelude: Grave
> Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29 - Fugue: Allegro energico
> Fantasia a 5 in F major, Z. 745, "Upon 1 Note" - Fantasia a 5 in F, Z. 745, "Upon 1 Note"
> Bachianas brasileiras No. 9 - I. Prelude: Vagaroso e mistico
> Bachianas brasileiras No. 9 - II. Fugue: Poco apressado
> Prelude, arioso et fughette sur le nom de Bach (arr. A. Hoeree for string orchestra) - Prelude
> Prelude, arioso et fughette sur le nom de Bach (arr. A. Hoeree for string orchestra) - Arioso
> Prelude, arioso et fughette sur le nom de Bach (arr. A. Hoeree for string orchestra) - Fughette
> Scherzo und Fuge - Scherzo in A minor
> Scherzo und Fuge - Fugue in D major
> Prelude and Fugue, Op. 85 - Prelude
> Prelude and Fugue, Op. 85 - Fugue

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kunst der Fugue, BWV 1080
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546
>Schumann, Robert : Six Fugues on the Name of BACH, Op. 60
>Reinecke, Carl : Serenade in G minor, Op. 242
>Eisler, Hanns : Das Vorbild
>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
>Purcell, Henry : Fantasia upon One Note in F major, Z 745
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas Brasileiras no 9, for chorus (or string orchestra), A. 449
>Honegger, Arthur : Prelude, Arioso & Fughette sur le nom de Bach, for piano, H. 81
>Zeisl, Erich : Scherzo & Fugue, for orchestra
>Moszkowski, Moritz : Prelude & Fugue, for orchestra, Op. 85
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The compositions on this CD represent many stages in the beautiful and fascinating journey taken by composers who explored the form of the fugue over the period of two centuries. In the early 18th century the form of the fugue was determined by the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Even today, the mastery of counterpoint is an important aspect of any composer's workshop on the subject. In this era of New Music and modern composition it is only natural that things change and that the changes become visible in the context in which modern composers approach the fugue form.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kunst der Fugue, BWV 1080 :: Contrapunctus 1
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Ensemble: NFM Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Schumann, Robert : Six Fugues on the Name of BACH, Op. 60 :: no 5. Fugue
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Reinecke, Carl : Serenade in G minor, Op. 242 :: Fughetta gioiosa
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Eisler, Hanns : Das Vorbild :: Fugue
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Purcell, Henry : Fantasia upon One Note in F major, Z 745
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas Brasileiras no 9, for chorus (or string orchestra), A. 449
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Honegger, Arthur : Prélude, Arioso & Fughette sur le nom de Bach, for piano, H. 81
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Zeisl, Erich : Scherzo & Fugue, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936-1937

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Prelude & Fugue, for orchestra, Op. 85
  • Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
  • Notes: Jan Kaczmarek Concert Hall of Radio Wroclaw (09/27/2010-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911