REINHARD FEBEL (b.1952): 18 Studies for Two Pianos based on Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue.
Catalogue Number: 09W057
Label: Sony Classical
Description: With its fourteen fugues and four canons, all of which are derived from the same thematic germ cell, Bach’s "The Art of Fugue" contains within it a veritable cornucopia of constructional variants. In his own Studies, Febel takes apart the constituent elements of Bach’s work and reassembles them in completely new ways, occasionally opening up the musical material and allowing it to range over the entire keyboard. With their refined and extremely complex “manipulations”, these Studies produce a brilliant and occasionally even dramatically expressive undertow. 2 CDs. Duo Tan & Groethuysen.