Following his earlier Bach cycles for Cal Performances (the complete Well-Tempered Clavier and the six French Suites), Davitt Moroney returns with The Art of Fugue, a work with which he has been particularly associated for nearly 30 years. His first recording of the monumental piece won the Gramophone Award and was praised by the New York Times for its "vivid clarity" and "a sense of a voyage of the spirit." One of Bach's most passionate and profoundly moving compositions—and his last—the work contains 14 fugues of great textural and emotional variety. At Bach's death, the last fugue in the cycle was left unfinished, but Moroney has completed this famous last piece and will perform it in Hertz Hall.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]