J.S. Bach: The Art Of Fugue/A Companion To The Art Of Fugue

Books | Piano, Organ

Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Sheet Music | Score

Bach: The Art Of Fugue And A Companion To The Art Of Fugue features sheet music for the complete score of J. S. Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) in this edition prepared by Donald Francis Tovey.

Originally published by Oxford University Press in 1931, Tovey's edition presents the fourteen fugues plus the four canons in open score, allowing readers to follow each individual voice. Furthermore, Tovey completed the unfinished final fugue, reintroducing the principal theme of the work's opening fugue to create a quadruple fugue.

In addition to the complete score, this edition features Tovey's extended commentary on each of the fugues. Entitled A Companion to "The Art of Fugue," Tovey's commentary was originally published separately from the score; this edition includes the commentary within the same volume as the music. The commentary outlines the contrapuntal devices employed in each of the fugues as well as keen observations on J. S. Bach's technical craftsmanship.

In addition, Tovey offers insights into the performance of these fugues and suggestions for their programming.

Pianists, organists, and all lovers of chamber and Baroque music will appreciate this inexpensive single-volume edition of one of Bach's finest works and a classic commentary.

ISBN: 9780486497648
Published on: 08 August 2013
No of pages: 240
Language: English
Catalogue No: 048649764X

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      San Jose, California GB
      Nice comments included.
      Difficult to read because of wide use of c clefs. f clef would be more usual. Some annotations would be useful as well.
      Confirmed purchase: 07 April 2014
      Published on: 20 June 2014

      Musicroom Reviews

      A nicely produced book. I bought two of these for two JS Bach lovers I know. One is thrilled, the other hasn't received it yet (Christmas present), but I know they'll love it too!
      Anonymous - (Ludlow, United Kingdom)