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Offline Mandryka

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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #400 on: December 13, 2018, 08:45:50 AM »
I suppose you mean this one:

Musical Offering, BWV 1079 [50:41]
Carlo Chiarappa
Accademia Bizantina
Carlo Chiarappa (Violin); Franco Andrini (Violin); Alessandro Temperi (Viola); Mauro Valli (Cello); Eva Katharina Dumig (Flute); Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord)
WEA / Denon
Apr 1991
CD / TT: 50:41
Recorded at La chiesa di S. Angiolo Vico L'Abate.


Never-the-less ordered.

Yes I do. I have a friend who really rates it highly, he thinks it’s really innovative and special. Me, I just get annoyed by the nervousness of it, the only expression I can hear is brittle edginess. I just tried again but turned to Rampe’s recording in relief!
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #401 on: December 13, 2018, 10:17:57 AM »
… I just get annoyed by the nervousness of it, the only expression I can hear is brittle edginess. I just tried again but turned to Rampe’s recording in relief!

Never mind, I have ordered Rampe's too,
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #402 on: December 13, 2018, 10:58:24 AM »
Never mind, I have ordered Rampe's too,

Ah, Rampe's is on symphonyshare!
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #403 on: December 13, 2018, 02:21:07 PM »
I thoroughly enjoy Dantone's "Art of the Fugue", too - don't know his "Musical Offering", but then I'm much less enamored with that work in the first place.
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #404 on: December 13, 2018, 03:33:12 PM »
I thoroughly enjoy Dantone's "Art of the Fugue", too - don't know his "Musical Offering", but then I'm much less enamored with that work in the first place.

Most of the reviews I've seen also give it a positive notice.  I do not concern myself with the debate concerning for which instrument the AoF was written and simply respond to the sound of the music.  In this case, I am very impressed with Dantone's result.

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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #405 on: December 13, 2018, 10:04:55 PM »
What is it yous guys like so much about this AoF from Dantone?
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #406 on: March 02, 2019, 09:23:13 AM »


I started off listening to this thing by Craig Sheppard, but gave up after 20 minutes or so. It seems interesting from one point of view only: technique. It’s sometimes hard to convince yourself that the performances haven’t  been doctored in some way, two recordings made at different times overplayed. The effect of extreme virtuosity is exacerbated by the fact that the voices are staggered in a way which verges on incoherence: there’s no sense of the voices responding, they may as well be in different rooms (or on different recordings!) The approach is pretty formulaic too, similar tempos, moods, colours, attack, portato etc. It’s about as interesting as watching a dog walk on its hind legs - cool at first but after two minutes you’ve had enough.

So I abandoned that one and went back to this



which is kind of the polar opposite, because here there’s so much ornamentation you kind of forget that you’re listening to a fugue! Which may be a good thing - I mean the structure matters less to me that the poetry. Still, expressively Asperen doesn’t get mileage out of inner tension either.
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #407 on: March 02, 2019, 09:28:41 AM »
What is it yous guys like so much about this AoF from Dantone?

Dantone’s crew will do Art of Fugue next year in London (Barbican) as part of a short Bach festival.
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