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BACH: THE ART OF FUGUE
in the string quartet version by Roy Harris
THE ROTH QUARTET
with the conjectural completion of the great unfinished quadruple fugue composed and played by SIR DONALD TOVEY

This is a historic document in more ways than one. This recording of Bach's ultimate musical statement was made in the USA in 1934 and was issued as a luxury limited edition set in the UK. The Tovey completion was recorded in 1935, and is a must for all Bach scholars.  One of the great recordings of all time.
Digitally remastered by Andrew Rose of pristine audio

 

CD DURATION:  76:15

AUDIO SAMPLE: Contrapunctus 1 (opening)




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CD contains:

Bach (arr. Harris/Norton):
The Art of Fugue: contrapuncti 1-14

Tovey:
Conjectural Completion to the Art of Fugue

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Even more valuable [than the new Naxos Bach CD]… Feelingly played… fine transfers and excellent annotations” – Rob Cowan (The Gramophone)
“A unique historical document, lovingly and beautifully restored” – Paul Shoemaker (MusicWeb)
“It is with much gratitude and pleasure that I welcome this excellent transfer… a musically very important CD. Strongly recommended.” – Robert Matthew-Walker (Musical Opinion)
“I have enjoyed this version, mainly for the committed string playing… Decent sound and excellent presentation have enhanced my pleasure.” - Tully Potter (Classic Record Collector)