J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Art of Fugue

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet
Individual Works:Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Protone Records
Catalog Number:PRCD 1103
Total Playing Time:65:31
A beautiful performance and recording. The individual voices stand out clearly. The tempi are slightly faster than several other well-known performances. Contrapuncti 3, 6, and 11 are missing, but the four canons are present. The recording notes are sparse and do not include the date of the recording, which must date from the mid-1980s because the recording is listed as available in a two LP set or cassette as well as CD.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Theodore J. Allen
Date First Submitted:03/30/1997