J.S. Bach
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Art of Fugue

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jozsef Eötvös
Instrumentation:Guitar
Individual Works:cd 1:

Contrapuntus 1
Contrapuntus 2
Contrapuntus 3
Contrapuntus 4
Canon alla Ottava
Contrapuntus 5
Contrapuntus 6, in Stylo Francese
Contrapuntus 7, per Augmentationem et Diminutionem
Canon alla Decima, in Contrapuncto alla Terza
Contrapuntus 8
Contrapuntus 9, alla Duodecima

cd 2:

Contrapuntus 10, alla Decima
Contrapuntus 11
Canon all Duadecima in Contrapuncto alla Quinta
Contrapuntus 12, Rectus
Contrapuntus 13, Inversus
Contrapuntus 13, Rectus
Contrapuntus 13, INversus
Canon per Augmentationem in contrario Motu
Contrapuntus 14 - Fuga a 3 Soggetti

Appendix:

Contrapuctus 13, Rectus, Alio modo
Contrapuctus 13, Inversus, Alio moda

Bonus:
CD EXTRA MATERIAL IS INCLUDED ON DISC 2
Put Disc 2 into your CD-ROM drive for an interactive musical experience.
This CD EXTRA contains partitures and 1st. voices from:
Contrapunctus 3
Contrapunctus 4
Canon alla Ottava
Canon per Augmentationem in contrario Motu

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Artisjus
Catalog Number:EJ-06WZ
Year Released/Recorded:2003
Total Playing Time:cd 1: 43:17
cd 2: 45:54
Related Web Site:http://www.spinnst.co.at/Gitarre/Eoetvoes/
Comments:Review by Jan Hanford:

This cd is remarkable not only for its technical achievement but for its musical depth and sensitivity.

Jozsef Eotvos is an extremely gifted guitarist. He recorded The Art of Fugue on two differently tuned guitars, overdubbing to get each complete piece. His arrangement is mostly for two voices each on the two guitars.

The result is the most joyous version of The Art of Fugue I've ever heard. The recorded sound is close and very clear, absolutely perfect. The separation of the voices is amazingly distinct. I found it impossible to tell that the guitars were overdubbed, the timing and balance are perfect. A lot of talent and, more importantly, a lot of thought went into this remarkable performance. The details and nuances of his interpretation are what make this recording so extraordinary; he has given every phrase special attention. This is no easy task, The Art of Fugue is one of Bach's most complicated and intellectual works. Joszef's performance sings and dances, light as a feather.

The interactive bonus material on disc 2 is an added treat and very enjoyable. It contains some scores in printable PDF format and audio of one of the two guitar tracks, so that anyone can play along with Joszef.

Hopefully, this recording will bring Joszef the attention and acclaim he deserves. He's a gifted musician with an extraordinary vision that should be heard by all Bach lovers.

You can visit Joszef's web site at: http://www.spinnst.co.at/Gitarre/Eoetvoes/JE_CD.html.

CD available online from: Guitarsalon.com.


CD EXTRA MATERIAL IS INCLUDED ON DISC 2
Put Disc 2 into your CD-ROM drive for an interactive musical experience.
This CD EXTRA contains partitures and 1st. voices from:
Contrapunctus 3
Contrapunctus 4
Canon alla Ottava
Canon per Augmentationem in contrario Motu

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:02/09/2003
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