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Rob Haskins
American Record Guide, September 2017

The Ensemble Art of Fugue boasts the most interesting timbral approach: violin, viola, cello, bassoon, and double bass. The arrangement (by the cellist) thus gives the tenor to the cello, allowing the bass to be played in octaves; unfortunately the double bassist lacks a C-extension so the octave-doubling changes to unison for the notes below E. Aside from that problem, the instrumentation works very nicely—each voice has its own timbral identity, and the addition of double bass reinforces the viola’s natural reediness, giving the overall sound an appealing warmth. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Uwe Krusch
Pizzicato, June 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue is presented here in an adaptation for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and bassoon. Cellist Hans-Eberhard Dentler has studied the work over the course of many years, aiming at realizing Bach’s score in a manner true to its roots, which Dentler says, he has found in the sphere of Pythagorean musical thinking. The recording is available on a double CD as well as a luxury triple-LP set. The musicians from Italy beautifully play the music with Mediterranean warmth. © 2017 Pizzicato

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