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The Art of the Fugue Bwv 1080 - (Dover Classical Music for Keyboard) by Johann Sebastian Bach (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 83

Genre: Music

Sub-Genre: Printed Music

Series Title: Dover Classical Music for Keyboard

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach

Language: English

Street Date: February 4, 2008
TCIN: 77735403
UPC: 9780486457314
Item Number (DPCI): 247-61-3627
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Uniquely complex in form and structure, Bach's counterpoint masterpiece represents a pinnacle of Western music. This edition was edited by Czerny, whose �tudes remain staples of modern piano training.



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Uniquely complex in both form and structure, this work by J. S. Bach is regarded as a pinnacle of Western music. No composer possessed a greater understanding of the workings of counterpoint than Bach. In The Art of the Fugue, he summarizes counterpoint's entire known potential by using a very simple theme in the most complex possible ways.
This work proved to be Bach's last, and the composer left the nature of its instrumentation undocumented. Despite numerous popular interpretations -- including harpsichord, organ, string quartet, and orchestra -- speculation persists that Bach intended it purely as an elaborate intellectual exercise. C. P. E. Bach declared its primary value as that of a teaching aid and a guide to composition. This solo keyboard edition was edited by Carl Czerny, a student of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, who wrote hundreds of piano �tudes that remain staples of piano training today. Modern pianists will find Czerny's edition of this classic a source of unfailing variety and limitless imagination.



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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments exemplify the heart and soul of the Baroque period. A revival of interest and performances of his music began early in the 19th century and continue to this day. He is now widely considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition.
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