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“Gould’s approach seems downright unmusical, and the image it evokes for me is of the trained seal who beeps out God Save the Queen on a setof car horns.” Thus the miffed critic John Beckwith. It was to remain Gould’s only commercial recording on the organ; the remaining items in The Art of the Fugue are absent from his discography, as are the six Mendelssohn organ sonatas he intended to record afterwards.

Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 Volume I Fugues 1-9

Released: 1962

    Disc 1

  1. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I
  2. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus II
  3. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus III
  4. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus IV
  5. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus V
  6. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus VI (a 4, im Stile francese)
  7. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus VII (a 4, per Augmentationem et Diminutionem)
  8. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus VIII (a 3)
  9. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus IX (a 4, alla Duodecima)