From the cd Aureliasaxophonequartet Challenge Records CC72148
Johan van der Linden soprano saxophone
Niels Bijl alto saxophone
Arno Bornkamp tenor saxophone
Willem van Merwijk baritone saxophone
Guus Janssen: “I know it is presumptuous to have the ambition to ‘correct’ the basic fugue theme from the ‘Kunst der Fuge’ from Johann Sebastian Bach. But that is exactly what I attempt to do in all modesty in my piece ‘de Meesterfout’ (‘the Masters Mistake”).
The leaden minor third that is characteristic for Bach’s theme is followed consistently by a lighthearted jolly major third in my piece. You will hear the consequences of this act in the piece”.