Bach Fugue 1 In C Major Analysis Essay

 

J.S. Bach’s
Well-Tempered Clavier

In-depth Analysis and Interpretation

Volume IPreludes and Fugues inC c C# c# D d
Volume IIPreludes and Fugues inEb d# E e F f
Volume IIIPreludes and Fugues inF# f# G g Ab g#
Volume IVPreludes and Fugues inA a Bb bb B b


Publication Data
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 

Copyright 1993 by Siglind Bruhn
Originally published by MAINER International Ltd.
20/F, World Wide House, 19 Des Voeux Road, Central, G.P.O. Box 3783, Hong Kong
Printed in Hong Kong by Trio Advertising Ltd.

Transcription for the Web published 2002-2003.

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CONTENTS

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

INTRODUCTION

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

MODEL ANSWERS

Appendix

Recommended Further Reading

 

Book Description:

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.

eISBN: 978-0-520-94139-7

Subjects: Music

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