From the Artist
After twenty years of concerts and recordings I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and arthritis in my right hand. With the help of the Yamaha Corporation, I developed a recording technique which replaces my fingers with a computer mouse and allows me to record with my left hand alone on an acoustic concert grand piano. The technique, called "Musical Sculpting", has the extra benefit for the listener of creating unparalleled clarity and the ability to hear complex music in a completely fresh way. The Art of the Fugue consists of 22 fugues (Contrapucti) built on a single theme. A fugue is a musical form in which several voices move independently of each other while maintaining a harmonious co-existence.