5 Nov 2019

BACH: The Art of Fugue, Fugues Nos 1 & 6

From Music Alive, 8:01 pm on 5 November 2019

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Performed by the Brodsky Quartet at their 'Fugues' concert for CMNZ, Auckland Concert Chamber, 13 May 2019.

Brodsky Quartet

Brodsky Quartet Photo: Duncan Elliot Matthews

Bach is the acknowledged supreme master of the fugue – he took this form in which different voices or instruments follow one another at stating a short musical subject to create staggeringly complex structures.

And he reached the apotheosis of his achievement in the collection The Art of Fugue – 14 pieces written just prior to his death. In fact the last of them is incomplete.

Recorded by RNZ in the Concert Chamber of Auckland Town Hall, 13 May 2019
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay