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Bach's The Art of Fugue and A Companion to The Art of Fugue,9780486497648

Bach's The Art of Fugue and A Companion to The Art of Fugue

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/17/2013
Publisher(s): Dover Publications
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Edited by Donald Francis Tovey, this publication features the complete score of Bach's Art of Fuguein addition to an extensive commentary. All 14 fugues plus the four canons appear in open scores that allow readers to follow individual parts. The commentary outlines the fugues' contrapuntal devices and offers keen observations on the composer's craftsmanship.

Author Biography

Organist, harpsichordist, violinist, and violist Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was among the greatest of Baroque composers. Excelling in sacred and secular music alike, he created enduring works of intellectual, technical, and emotional power.
Sir Donald Francis Tovey was a British music analyst, musicologist, critic, composer, conductor, and pianist who specialized in the works of Bach and Beethoven.
András Schiff is a world-famous pianist, a major Bach interpreter, and an expert on Tovey's work.

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