J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Art of Fugue

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Evgeni Koroliov
Individual Works:The Art of Fugue
BWV 1080
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Tacet (www.tacet.de)
Catalog Number:TACET 13 (2 CDs)
Year Released/Recorded:1992 (?)
Total Playing Time:83'47
Comments:Berger said:

György Ligeti: "... but if I am allowed only one musical work on my desert island, then I should choose Koroliov's Bach, because forsaken, starving and dying of thirst, I would listen to it right up to my last breath."

Fanfare: "In October 1992, I attended a conference in Groningen, The Netherlands; it was ostensibly devoted to the work of Glenn Gould, but the pianist who stole the show there (in his own modest way) was, in my view, Evgeni Koroliov.

At a sparsely attended noon concert in a small venue, Koroliov came out, looking deadly earnest, all in black, sat down, played The Art of Fugue, got up and left. ..."

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Berger
Date First Submitted:07/12/1998