J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Die Kunst der Fuga (Urfassung)

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Henk van Zonneveld
Soloists:Henk van Zonneveld
Individual Works:this recording presents the first version of "Die Kunst der Fuga" which Bach finished some 3 years before his death.
BWV 1080
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:WISP
Catalog Number:WISPCD 25969
Year Released/Recorded:1997
Total Playing Time:72'04
Comments:H.E.v.Zonneveld said:

As far as I know, this is the only recording of the autograph-version of bwv 1080 by one performer on one instrument. It appears obvious that this was Bach's intention composing 14 parts about one (main-)theme, one key for all parts and one form of composition: the fugue. Besides the clavi-organum-sound is a very interesting sound during 72 minutes of listening.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • H.E.v.Zonneveld
Date First Submitted:02/13/2000