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Fantasia und Fuge
Johann Sebastian Bach

Léon Berben

Fantasia und Fuge

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Myrios Classics
UPC: 4260183510017
Catnr: MYR 001
Release date: 27 October 2023
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Myrios Classics
UPC
4260183510017
Catalogue number
MYR 001
Release date
27 October 2023
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Léon Berben plays Fantasies & Fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach, showing the wide range of the composer‘s ingenious keyboard compositions. The album includes rarely performed works of Bach‘s early years as well as masterpieces like the »Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue«. „This fantasy is one of a kind and has never been matched“, Bach biographer Johann Nicolaus Forkel wrote in 1802 on BWV903. The rejoice in virtuoso, improvised playing, with neither composer nor player subjecting themselves to any rules, made the fantasy a popular genre for keyboard players in the 18th century. Under the influence of the intentions of the past Renaissance period, the „free fantasy“ developed and found its musical peak in J.S. Bach’s works. Léon Berben performs on a harpsichord by Keith Hill (after Christian Zell, Hamburg 1728)

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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