JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1759)
The Art of Fugue | BWV 1080
arranged for strings by NeoBarock
with texts by Robert Schneider
Music of Solitude
»… artistic mastery that is undoubtedly part of the divine order«, was the opinion of the press about a completely new art form: Bach’s Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) as a Melopoem which NeoBarock developed in collaboration with the author of ›Schlafes Bruder‹ (Brother of Sleep), Robert Schneider. The invented word ›Melopoem‹ designates a fascinating Gesamtkunstwerk comprised of music and text, which fit together, converge and diverge like the contrapuntal parts in a fugue. The making of a Melopoem, that fuses prose, poetry or dialogue, as a libretto does, together with an existing work of music is much more than the combination of music and language.
The edition includes two CDs and the complete text of the Melopoem in German and English.
2 CDs | Mediabook | including English translation | 94:16 min | CD order >
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