Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

Fugue in C of Dog

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Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917214826
Catnr: CC 72148
Release date: 10 October 2005
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Challenge Classics
UPC
0608917214826
Catalogue number
CC 72148
Release date
10 October 2005
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About the album

With this recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Art of Fugue, we are finally fulfilling a long-cherished dream.
We first performed the Art of Fugue in 1996, and the work has been in our repertoire ever since. During the first years of our exploration of this musical pyramid, we would occasionally perform a couple of fugues on our concerts. We began giving complete performances of the Art of Fugue in 2000.

Two important ideas emerged after we started giving complete performances of the work.

Idea no. 1: A performance given by a saxophone quartet necessitates a different order of the fugues from that found in the first edition and the manuscript.

Idea no. 2: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to accompany Bach’s musical monument by a kind of contemporary commentary? Does the fugue still exist in the twenty-first century?
Fugue in C of Dog
Met dit album van Johann Sebastian Bachs Die Kunst der Fugue gaat er eindelijk een langgekoesterde wens in vervulling voor het saxofoonkwartet. De eerste uitvoering door het kwartet van Die Kunst der Fugue was in 1996 en sindsdien behoort het werk standaard tot hun repertoire. In de eerste jaren na de ontdekking van deze muzikale pyramide van Bach konden ze tijdens hun concerten af en toe een paar van de fuga’s ten gehore brengen. In 2000 zijn ze begonnen met het geven van volledige uitvoeringen van het beroemde stuk.

Nadat ze waren begonnen met het geven van deze optredens ontstonden er twee belangrijke ideeën. Het eerste idee was dat een optreden door een saxofoonkwartet een andere orde van de fuga’s nodig had dan die van de eerste editie en het eerste manuscript van Bach.
En het tweede idee: zou het niet geweldig zijn om dit muzikale monument van Bach naar deze tijd te brengen? Bestaat de fuga namelijk nog in de 21e eeuw?

Het Aurelia Saxofoonkwartet bestond van 1982 tot 2017.

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AURELIA SAXOPHONE QUARTET
The hot Italian summer of 1982; four young Dutch saxophonists rehearsing in Via Aurelia in Rome; the beginning of a sensational, pioneering chamber-music ensemble: the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet. Then came: Concerts throughout the world from Suntory Hall in Tokyo to the Gewandhaus in Leipzig – not to mention the little church in Marken-Binnen in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland and a municipal centre in Oristano, Sardinia which smelt of beer. Radio and television performances from Washington, DC to Tirana, Albania. Broadcasts on the Emmeloord Patients’ Radio Network to TV Wolgograd. Currently nine CDs to the group’s name, one of which won an Edison and international praise, setting a new standard for saxophone quartets the world over. Collaboration with artists from all disciplines, including dance and theatre (Peter Drost, René Groothof), as well as a great many musicians: pianists Ivo Janssen and Juan Pablo Dobal, ban- doneon players Gustavo Toker and Carel Kraaijenhof, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Georgian women’s choir Mzetamze, the gamelan ensemble Multifoon, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, the Japanese saxophone quartet Trouvère, the Hague Residentie Orchestra, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra and others. Over seventy world premieres of works by Ter Veldhuis, Goldstein, Keuris, Andriessen and many others. The group gives compositions the chance to grow and plays pieces frequently so that they are heard often. Astounding and ambitious arrangements. String quartets by Ravel, Debussy and Shostakovich. The Art of Fugue, the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. Pushing boundaries for our one great love: the saxophone quartet.

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Disc #1
01.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I
03:39
02.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 3
01:49
03.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 5
03:46
04.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 8
04:27
05.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus Invs. 12
02:56
06.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Canon Alla Decima in Contrapunto Alla Terza
04:49
07.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 10 Alla Decima
02:46
08.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 6 in Stylo Francese
05:09
09.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 7 Per Augment Et Diminut
03:11
10.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Canon Per Augmentationem in Contrario Motu
05:16
11.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 11
04:23
12.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Fuga a 3 Soggetti
07:39
13.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 4
03:14
14.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Canon Alla Ottava
04:20
15.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus Invs. 13
02:06
16.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Canon Alla Duodecima in Contrapunto Alla Quinta
05:22
17.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 2
02:08
18.
Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 9 Alla Duodecima
02:16

Disc #2
01.
Fifteen New Fugues: I. Lessons of the Master
04:25
02.
Fifteen New Fugues: II. Imbroglian Fugue
05:24
03.
Fifteen New Fugues: III. Fugue in C of Dog
05:50
04.
Fifteen New Fugues: IV. De Meesterfout
05:31
05.
Fifteen New Fugues: V. Dream Fugue
03:36
06.
Fifteen New Fugues: VI. Ensemobile II
03:26
07.
Fifteen New Fugues: VII. Inventie Over Bach's 'Laatste' Maten
04:00
08.
Fifteen New Fugues: VIII. Punctus Einz
02:48
09.
Fifteen New Fugues: IX. Stretto Fugue
04:48
10.
Fifteen New Fugues: X. Windows II
02:30
11.
Fifteen New Fugues: XI. Als, Een, Scha, Duw, Heen
02:48
12.
Fifteen New Fugues: XII. La Fugasita
02:20
13.
Fifteen New Fugues: XIII. Fugue State
02:53
14.
Fifteen New Fugues: XIV. Contre Bruit
02:32
15.
Fifteen New Fugues: XV. Fading Fugue
02:05
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