Art of the Fugue: BWV 1080

Overview


Uniquely complex in both form and structure, this work by J. S. Bach is regarded as a pinnacle of Western music. No composer possessed a greater understanding of the workings of counterpoint than Bach. In The Art of the Fugue, he summarizes counterpoint's entire known potential by using a very simple theme in the most complex possible ways.
This work proved to be Bach's last, and the composer left the nature of its instrumentation undocumented. Despite numerous popular ...
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Overview


Uniquely complex in both form and structure, this work by J. S. Bach is regarded as a pinnacle of Western music. No composer possessed a greater understanding of the workings of counterpoint than Bach. In The Art of the Fugue, he summarizes counterpoint's entire known potential by using a very simple theme in the most complex possible ways.
This work proved to be Bach's last, and the composer left the nature of its instrumentation undocumented. Despite numerous popular interpretations — including harpsichord, organ, string quartet, and orchestra — speculation persists that Bach intended it purely as an elaborate intellectual exercise. C. P. E. Bach declared its primary value as that of a teaching aid and a guide to composition. This solo keyboard edition was edited by Carl Czerny, a student of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, who wrote hundreds of piano études that remain staples of piano training today. Modern pianists will find Czerny's edition of this classic a source of unfailing variety and limitless imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486457314
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/4/2008
  • Series: Dover Music for Piano Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Fuga I a 4 voci
Fuga II a 4 voci
Fuga III a 4 voci
Fuga IV a 4 voci
Fuga V a 4 voci
Fuga VI (in stile francese) a 4 voci
Fuga VII a 4 voci
Fuga VIII a 3 voci
Fuga IX a 4 voci
Fuga X a 4 voci
Fuga XI a 4 voci
Fuga XII a 4 voci
Fuga XII (inversa)
Fuga XIII a 4 voci
Fuga XIII (inversa)
Fuga XIV a 4 voci (Variante zu No. X)
Canone I (per augmentationem in motu contrario)
Canone II (all'ottava)
Canone III (alla decima)
Canone IV (alla duodecima)
Fuga I per due Pianoforti
Fuga II per due Pianoforti (in altro modo)
Fuga XV a tre soggetti ed a 4 voci
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