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dc.contributor.authorKerman, Joseph
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2016-02-12 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:21:10Z
dc.identifier602277
dc.identifierOCN: 945783630
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32863
dc.description.abstractFugue 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music::AVA Theory of music & musicology
dc.subject.otherfugue
dc.subject.otherbach
dc.subject.otherclassical music
dc.subject.othermusic theory
dc.subject.otherkeyboard
dc.subject.otherCadence
dc.subject.otherCounterpoint
dc.subject.otherJohann Sebastian Bach
dc.subject.otherSoprano
dc.subject.otherStretto
dc.subject.otherSubject (music)
dc.subject.otherThe Art of Fugue
dc.subject.otherTonic (music)
dc.titleArt of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715–1750
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_602277
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy19856893-4bf2-4e3e-9137-c7692d64e4c1
oapen.relation.isbn9780520287631
oapen.pages192
oapen.place.publicationOakland, California


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