J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Art of Fugue

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Charles Rosen
Individual Works:The Art of the Fugue BWV 1080
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony
Catalog Number:SB2K 63231
Year Released/Recorded:1967
Total Playing Time:74' 23
Comments:Mark Galtrey said:

Charles Rosen is renowned for his clarity and depth of musical thought - this recording is no exception. Tempi, dynamics and phrasing are wonderfully judged, giving a superb insight into the workings of the music without compromising its beauty. Touch is never forced and has extraordinary variety. Digitally remastered so that 1967 technology does not compromise the sound quality. The most compelling complete recording available.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mark Galtrey
Date First Submitted:12/02/2000