In-depth Analysis and Interpretation
|Volume I||Preludes and Fugues in||C c C# c# D d|
|Volume II||Preludes and Fugues in||Eb d# E e F f|
|Volume III||Preludes and Fugues in||F# f# G g Ab g#|
|Volume IV||Preludes and Fugues in||A a Bb bb B b|
Bruhn, Siglind, 1951-
J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. In-depth Analysis and Interpretation.
ISBN 962 580 017 4, 962 580 018 2, 962 580 019 0, 962 580 020 4
1. Bach Piano Music. 2. Bach Analysis. 3. Bach Style and Performance Practice. 4. Bach Interpretation. I. Title
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Transcription for the Web published 2002-2003.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
a) The "Well-Tempered" Scale
b) The Clavier
c) The Preludes in Bach's WTC
d) The Fugues in Bach's WTC
QUESTIONS REGARDING A PRELUDE
QUESTIONS REGARDING A FUGUE
Recommended Further Reading
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 a CD with new performances made specially for this volume. In addition to the complete scores for all the music discussed in the book, the CD features Karen Rosenak, piano, playing two preludes and fugues fromTheWell-Tempered Clavier-C Major, book 1; and B Major, book 2-and recordings by Davitt Moroney of 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.