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Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge


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Johann Sebastian Bach plays a key role in the life of the Chinese pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei – today one of the most significant interpreters of Bach’s music.The remarkable biography of this celebrated pianist gives her a unique position in the world of music.Her life has taken her from the re-education camps of the Chinese Cultural Revolution to Paris, where her international career as a pianist began rather late, but for that all the more successful.In Leipzig, where Bach held his final professional position and where he composed The Art of Fugue, Zhu Xiao-Mei recorded this contrapuntal masterpiece, which is for her “the absolute zenith of polyphonic art.”As she says, “The Art of Fugue exercises a total fascination on you.It’s like a magnet: you can’t detach yourself from it.It is music that opens the gates to an infinite world where time no longer exists; a world where beauty and peace reign supreme, detached from all earthly contingencies.“This Accentus release is now available as a 180g, 2LP audiophile package.
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Item number ACC40308
Barcode 4260234830712
Release date 3/31/2015
Category Classical Music
Label ACCENTUS
Media type VINYL
Number of units 2
Disc: 1
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 108001:08:33
1 Contrapunctus I 00:02:55 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
2 Contrapunctus II 00:02:29 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
3 Contrapunctus III 00:02:42 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
4 Contrapunctus IV 00:03:33 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
5 Canon III, alla Decima in Contrapunto alla Terza 00:04:15 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
6 Contrapunctus V 00:02:50 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
7 Canon in Hypodiapason (Contrapunctus 16) 00:02:21 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
8 Contrapunctus VI a 4 in Stylo Francese 00:04:25 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
9 Contrapunctus VII a 4 per Augmentationem et Diminu 00:03:34 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
10 Canon IV, alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quint 00:01:56 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
11 Contrapunctus VIII a 3 00:05:36 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
Disc: 2
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 108001:08:33
1 Contrapunctus IX a 4 alla Duodecima 00:02:46 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
2 Contrapunctus X a 4 alla Decima 00:04:04 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
3 Contrapunctus XI a 4 00:05:30 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
4 Canon I, per Augmentationem in Contrario Motu 00:04:40 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
5 Contrapunctus XII a 4, rectus 00:03:00 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
6 Contrapunctus XII a 4, inversus 00:02:59 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
7 Contrapunctus XIII a 3, rectus 00:02:16 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
8 Contrapunctus XIII a 3, inversus 00:02:26 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
9 Contrapunctus XIV (incomplete version) 00:08:31 Xiao-Mei, Zhu
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