The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750 (Paperback)
  • The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750 (Paperback)
zoom

The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750 (Paperback)

(author)
£30.00
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 09/02/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press' new open access publishing program for monographs. Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The more intimate fugues he wrote for keyboard are among the greatest, most influential, and best-loved works in all of Western music. They have long been the foundation of the keyboard repertory, played by beginning students and world-famous virtuosi alike. In a series of elegantly written essays, eminent musicologist Joseph Kerman discusses his favorite Bach keyboard fugues - some of them among the best-known fugues and others much less familiar. Kerman skillfully, at times playfully, reveals the inner workings of these pieces, linking the form of the fugues with their many different characters and expressive qualities, and illuminating what makes them particularly beautiful, powerful, and moving. These witty, insightful pieces, addressed to musical amateurs as well as to specialists and students, are beautifully augmented by performances made specially for this volume: Karen Rosenak, piano, playing two preludes and fugues from TheWell-Tempered Clavier-C Major, book 1; and B Major, book 2 - and Davitt Moroney playing the Fughetta in C Major, BWV 952, on clavichord; the Fugue on "Jesus Christus unser Heiland," BWV 689, on organ; and the Fantasy and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904, on harpsichord.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520287631
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

Piano Specimen Sight-Reading Tests, Grade 3
Added to basket
Bastien Piano Basics
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course
Added to basket
Play It Again
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Piano Lessons Book One
Added to basket
Piano Specimen Sight-Reading Tests, Grade 2
Added to basket
John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course
Added to basket
Really Easy Piano
Added to basket
£8.95
Paperback
John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course
Added to basket
Piano Scales & Broken Chords, Grade 1
Added to basket
Piano For Dummies
Added to basket
Omnibus Complete Piano Player, The
Added to basket
Easiest Keyboard Collection
Added to basket
£10.95
Paperback
The Complete Piano Player
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.