Friedrich Gulda: Prelude and Fugue – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (), the largest and best organized. Track List. CD 1: Bach, J.S.: The Well-tempered Clavier Bk I. Johann Sebastian Bach ( – ). Prelude & Fugue In C Major (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, . Composer(s): Friedrich Gulda “Friedrich Gulda’s music is unique in the piano repertoire because it allows the pianist Prelude and Fugue () ().

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As a composer, Jones has written successfully in many genres, and his works have been performed by various ensembles and musicians, including jazz great Wycliffe Gordon.

This page was last edited preludr 10 Decemberat Your browser does not support the audio element. This is probably the main reason why this tremendously exciting and beguiling work, though several decades old, has not so far entered the repertoire.

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The Grand Piano label continues to uncover gems of the piano repertoire. Steinbach am AtterseeAustria. In the late s Gulda recorded vugue complete Beethoven sonatas. Both Paul and Rico became accomplished pianists. Dedicated to the exploration of undiscovered piano repertoire, the prelufe specialises in complete cycles of piano works by many lesser-known composers, whose output might otherwise have remained unknown and unrecorded.


Gulda died of heart failure at the age of 69 on 27 January at his home in WeissenbachAustria.

The rescued Mozart sonata tapes issued on DG are nad in terms of recorded technical quality; likewise the Debussy Preludes and Bach recordings of the late 60s and early 70s. Prelude and Fugue Grand Piano has gained a reputation for producing high quality recordings of rare keyboard gems.

In a documentary film for fuge was made about his life, So what?! During World War II as teenagers, Preelude and his friend Joe Zawinul would go out and perform forbidden musics — like jazz, in violation of the government’s prohibition on the playing of such music this is mentioned in the documentary film “Friedrich Gulda: I don’t want to fall into the routine of the modern concert pianist’s life, nor do I want to ride the cheap triumphs of the Baroque bandwagon.

I gravitated to Gulda’s music because it is electrifying, modern, and yet beautiful and accessible. The swinging arpeggio patterns of the prelude pave the way for a highly syncopated fugue subject, developed at a frenetic pace and keeping the performer busy disentangling some rather gnarly four-part writing. Front illustration by Julie Doucet b?

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Jones is Professor of Music at Augusta University in Georgia where he teaches piano and composition and was the director of the university orchestra for twelve years. Lento, molto tranquillo e piano Born in Vienna as the son of a teacher, Gulda began learning to play the piano from Felix Pazofsky at the Wiener Volkskonservatoriumaged 7.


Don’t show me this message again. The Artist Martin David Jones enjoys a multifaceted career as an award-winning classical and jazz pianist, composer, ggulda conductor.

At the point of highest excitement, just before the coda, the score breaks off, and Gulda calls on the pianist to improvise the rest of the piece. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Friedrich Gulda

The site is also available in several languages. Alla marcia, risoluto From the s on Gulda cultivated a professional interest in jazzand in free improvisation or open music improvisations, writing songs.

Gulda won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in Play Piano Play, “10 Pieces for Yuko” April Total duration: Tempo giusto e risoluto So What — A Portrait”.

He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Martin David Jones enjoys a multifaceted career as an award-winning classical and jazz pianist, composer, and conductor.