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The Sound Barrier for Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Sound Barrier : Program Audio for Sunday 7 May 2017

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The Sound Barrier : Playlist for Sunday, 7 May 2017

Fugues and Formulas - Bach and Stockhausen reinventing The Sound Barrier!

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments

Tonight's show focuses on two pieces: Johann Sebastian Bach's 'The Art of the Fugue', and Karlheinz Stockhausen's 'MANTRA'. The playlist is divided accordingly, and performances are listed with the name of the performer first, the name they have given to the piece as they performed it, the name of the album, and the details of the release. The duration is given last.

Johann Sebastian Bach – The Art of the Fugue:

Helmut Walcha (organ) | Fuga a 3 Soggetti (unfinished) | Die Kunst der Fuge | Archiv Produktion | 8:46

Inventi Ensemble (Ben Opie (oboe); Melissa Doeke (flute)) | Canon alla Ottava | The Art of Fugue Reinvented (excerpt recorded live at PBS) | ca 4:00

Interview with Melissa Doecke and Ben Opie. Talking about Art of Fugue Reinvented

Béla Fleck (banjo); Edgar Meyer (bass); Mike Marshall (mandolin) | Contrapunctus XIII from the Art of the Fugue | Uncommon Ritual | Sony Classical | 7:01

Westaway Projects | Art of Fugue | Westaway Projects | Westaway Projects on Soundcloud | 3:01

Laibach | Contrapunctus 1 | Laibachkunstderfuge | Dallas Records | 3:08

Karlheinz Stockhausen – MANTRA:

Aloys and Alfons Kontarsky (pianos with ring modulation) | MANTRA | Stockhausen Complete Edition CD 16 | Stockhausen online CD store | 65:20

Don't forget to check out the blog if you would like to read more about the music played on tonight's show!