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Offline Mandryka

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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #500 on: March 06, 2022, 02:03:39 PM »
Just a thought about Asperen’s AoF, though a rather recherché one. Elizabeth Farr’s Peter Philips CD does for Peter Philips’s music what Asperen does for AoF - she ornaments it to bits. I like Farr’s recording too, because I think ornamentation is a nice way of marking the pulse.
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #501 on: May 20, 2022, 03:22:33 AM »
Are there any other recordings of large selections of AoF for four string instruments than these?

Emerson
Fretwork
Italiano
Juliard
Keller
Les Voix Humaines
Modern
Musicarius
Phantasm
Portaland
Quartetto Classico
Sit Fast
Soundiva
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #502 on: May 20, 2022, 04:44:28 AM »
Are there any other recordings of large selections of AoF for four string instruments than these?

Emerson
Fretwork
Italiano
Juliard
Keller
Les Voix Humaines
Modern
Musicarius
Phantasm
Portaland
Quartetto Classico
Sit Fast
Soundiva

Ensemble versions of AoF are not my great interest, and of the versions you mention I only know (from listening) the gambe quartet versions and Emerson, Italiano and Juliard and the ones I mention below from the top of my head.

Kölner Violen Consort (suppose you know it)
Roth Quartet
Delmé quartet (haven't heard it)
Bernini quartet (manuscript version and period instruments))
Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (for the most played OVPP)
Soloists from Collegium Aureum (string quartet with a violone playing 16' parallel with the cello).
Brecon Baroque (with Podger) is also OVPP

Edit: I recall one more for string quartet:

Bell' Arte Ensemble (leader Susanne Lautenbacher)
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #503 on: May 20, 2022, 05:06:01 AM »
Ensemble versions of AoF are not my great interest, and of the versions you mention I only know (from listening) the gambe quartet versions and Emerson, Italiano and Juliard and the ones I mention below from the top of my head.

Kölner Violen Consort (suppose you know it)
Roth Quartet
Delmé quartet (haven't heard it)
Bernini quartet (manuscript version and period instruments))
Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (for the most played OVPP)
Soloists from Collegium Aureum (string quartet with a violone playing 16' parallel with the cello).
Brecon Baroque (with Podger) is also OVPP

Cheers. I know some of these, I don't know how I forgot Roth and Delmé and and Kölner Violen Consort. The Delmé is enjoyable when they play faster!  I shall listen to Bernini on Qobuz, I was unaware of them.
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #504 on: May 20, 2022, 08:19:25 AM »
By the way I’ve listened to a lot of these over the past few weeks. None of them are specially imaginative with the articulation or counterpoint, the best I can say is that there is something very distinctive going on with Les Voix Humaines.

That being said I’ve enjoyed dipping into the introverted, peaceful and expressive Keller and the intense Italiano members version. And some of the others have their moments.
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #505 on: May 20, 2022, 09:19:02 AM »
By the way I’ve listened to a lot of these over the past few weeks. None of them are specially imaginative with the articulation or counterpoint, the best I can say is that there is something very distinctive going on with Les Voix Humaines.

Largely agreed. Of the ones in question I know (see above) I find the Bernini quartet to be the most imaginative.

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That being said I’ve enjoyed dipping into the introverted, peaceful and expressive Keller and the intense Italiano members version. And some of the others have their moments.

I think the Italiano members' version is shamelessly extrovert and almost cocksure, but that may be what you call intense.  :)
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Re: The Art of Fugue
« Reply #506 on: May 20, 2022, 10:04:58 PM »
Bernini ain’t bad at all, thanks for pointing it out. Italiano certainly sound as though they would have been knackered after the performance.
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