J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Art of Fugue

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Janos Rolla
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra
Soloists:Zsuzsa Pertis, harpsichord
Miklos Spanyi, harpsichord and organ
Individual Works:Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hungaraton
Catalog Number:HCD 12810-11-2
Year Released/Recorded:1985
Total Playing Time:87:56
Comments:Alan Warhaftig said:

A strong performance and excellent recording.

Paul Robinson said:

Bach's final work, masterfully performed & very well recorded, esp. when considering the year (the usual brassy, harsh mid 80's tone is conspicuously absent!), The finest recording I've heard of this piece, may be hard to find in U.S.

Jan Hanford said:

A lush and elegant performance by string orchestra of one of my favorite Bach works. Very highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Alan Warhaftig
  • Paul Robinson
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:10/02/1995