Phantasm & Weiss—The Art of Fugue by Bach
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
Phantasm Viol Consort
Laurence Dreyfus, director
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080:
"Bach’s Art of the Fugue is the most immaterial, ascetic and absolutely musical work among all that the human mind has ever imagined – it is so on the margins of any possible reference that it even needs not define its uncertain instrumental destiny. It will, in any case, forever be the most profoundly essential work ever written by man.
The renowned Phantasm consort, an ensemble with a long trajectory in Early Music, is ideal to help us delve into this essential work. Accompanied by the prestigious harpsichord player Kenneth Weiss – one of the consort’s regular collaborators – they will show us all the different shades of this masterpiece of polyphonic music.