Kenneth Weiss's recording of The Art of Fugue on the 1782 Taskin harpsichord belonging to the Museu Nacional da Música at the Centro Cultural de Belém, Portugal, in May 2021 will be released on 25th February on the Paraty Label.
Following on from the Partitas, the Goldberg Variations, and the Well-Tempered Clavier, Kenneth Weiss immersed himself in the Art of Fugue during the summer of 2019.
"I started working on the Art of Fugue during the summer of 2019 and rapidly became deeply immersed in the work, almost to the point of obsession. I inevitably returned to it in the isolation of the Covid-19 lockdown. Day after day, I turned to it for comfort, for inspiration and for connection in an unsure world. To be in constant awe at Bach’s limitless imagination and skill while challenging myself to hear - really hear - all that was going on, elevated my mood and gave me great joy. It was an act of devotion. I cherish the memory of it."