Rosalinde Haas, at the age of 76, plays her harpsichord at home, revealing the infrastructure of Bach's masterpiece in polyphony in surprising ways. Her interpretation is the result of months of debate between her and her husband, Peter Krams. For his detailed analysis and scores of all contrapuncti and canons, please go to
www.michaelkrams.com Bach - Kunst der Fuge.
This recording is intentionally raw: unedited and un-polished. Our ambition is to capture moments of true musicianship, including the shortcomings of a live performance.
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Barbara Harbach, professor of music at the University of Missouri St. Louis, has toured extensively as both concert organist and harpsichordist throughout the United States and Canada, and overseas in Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Romania, Serbia and Russian Siberia. Her lively performances and recordings have captured the imagination of many American composers. The body of work written for and dedicated to Harbach is substantial. She was host of the weekly television music series Palouse Performance seen throughout the Inland Northwest. Harbach holds academic degrees from Pennsylvania State University (BA), Yale University (MMA), Musikhochschule (Konzertdiplom) in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Eastman School of Music (DMA). In 2002, she received an honorary doctorate in music, Honoris Causa, from Wilmington College, Ohio for her lifetime achievement as a composer, performer, editor and publisher. J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue - Fisk Organ, Opus 83 , Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York. J. Pachelbel - Fisk Organ, Opus 95 , Slee Hall at the State University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York State.