×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Art of the Fugue: BWV 1080
  • Alternative view 1 of Art of the Fugue: BWV 1080
  • Alternative view 2 of Art of the Fugue: BWV 1080
     

Art of the Fugue: BWV 1080

by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Czerny (Editor)
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486457314
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Series:
Dover Music for Piano Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments exemplify the heart and soul of the Baroque period. A revival of interest and performances of his music began early in the 19th century and continue to this day. He is now widely considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews