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Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080

German Title

Die Kunst der Fuge (dKdF, KdF)

English Title

The Art of Fugue / Art of the Fugue / The Art of the Fugue (AOF, AoF)

French Title

LArt de la Fugue

Italian Title

LArte Della Fuga

Hebrew Title

Event

Not known

Composed

Leipzig, c1742-1749

Scoring

Not known; probably keyboard instrument (organ or harpsichord)

Score

References

BGA: XXV/1 | NBA: VIII/2 | BC: | First Published: Leipzig, 1751

Commentary

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Music

Music Examples

Discussions

From 2001

Contents

Recordings | Reviews | Discussions | Articles | Links

Recordings

Complete Recordings - 1900-1949
Complete Recordings - 1950-1959
Complete Recordings - 1960-1969
Complete Recordings - 1970-1979
Complete Recordings - 1980-1989
Complete Recordings - 1990-1999
Complete Recordings - 2000-2009
Complete Recordings - 2010-2019

Reviews

Review: Bach's Die Kunst Der Fuge: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Review: Aldwells Bach
Review: Rinaldo Alessandrinis Art of Fugue
Review: Menno van Delft Art of Fugue
Review: MacGregor Tackles Bach
Review: Bach from Phantasm
Review: The Art of Fugue and late organ works - played by George Ritchie [2-CD+DVD]
Review: Scherchen AoF
Review: Peter Taussig records Bachs Art of the Fugue

Discussions

General Discussions: Part 1
MD: The Art of Fugue
Discussions: Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 - played by Ton Koopman

Articles

Article: The Art of Fugue: Expanding the Limits! [by Ewald Demeyere]

Links

   

Title

Description

Author/Webmaster

The Art of Fugue

A long essay, including: Did Bach intend Art of Fugue to be his "last will and testament"? Did Bach really leave Art of Fugue unfinished? Did Bach intend Art of Fugue to be performed? Is Art of Fugue a keyboard work? Resources: Discography, Web Sites, and Further Reading

Pipe Dreams

The Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach

An in-depth analysis of Bach's canons and fugues, including an extended section on the Art of Fugue

Timothy A. Smith

Introduction to the Art of Fugue

An essay, including: Significance; Compositional History; Large Scale Form of the Cycle; The Subject and its Transformations

Timothy A. Smith

Die Kunst der Fuge

Bachinterpretation, Instrumentation, Aufführungspraxis, mp3-Hörbeispiele [German]

Bernd Müller-Bohn

Die Kunst der Fuge (Art of the Fugue), BWV 1080

In All Classical (AMG)

John Keillor

Art of Fugue

In J.S. Bach Midi Page [Bach Central]

Hylke Tromp

AOF by Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

Review of the recording [The Flying Inkpot]

Johann D'Souza

AOF by Colm Carey

Played on Organ

 

The Art of Fugue - Elizabeth Harington

These folded prints are a complex evolving platform like a stage to experience the changes of a single musical theme

Elizabeth Harington

Bach's Art of Fugue, performed by Phantasm

Review of the recording

Bernard D. Sherman

J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue: An Enigma Resolved

Essay

F. David Peat

J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080

Background and review of some key recordings

Bibefran.com

Dave's JS Bach Page - MIDI Files - The Art of Fugue

MIDI files

David J. Grossman

AOF by Delmé Quartet

Arranged by Robert Simpson [Hyperion]

 

Kunst der Fugue

This site is intended as a point of reference for all those who love the high musical and artistic form of the Fugue. In future we will add many more dates, columns, analyses, examples and also themes of fugues apart from MIDI files and maybe later on also real sound files

Alessandro G. Simonetto

Die Kunst der Fuge - how small a thought it takes to fill a whole life

A brand new page which is completely dedicated to Die Kunst der Fuge. Its main content will be many many reviews (or rather descriptions) of records from my collection, and several essays, pictures, links and anything that is interesting enough

Thomas Radleff & Melita Ivkovic

12 Teppiche aus Bäumen für Johann Sebastian Bach

nach der Komposition "Kunst der Fuge" von J. S. Bach

Willi & Inga Schnekenburger

Bibliographic references to Die Kunst der Fuge

Compiled principally from new Schmieder (BWV) catalog, p802-3 (through 1984) and Neue Bach-Ausgabe, supplemented by citations within the articles; new editions (Williams, Wolff, Moroney); RILM; Music Index; recording notes (1992)

Bradley Lehman

Ordering logic in both versions of Die Kunst der Fuge

The authors guesses at Bach's purposes for the ordering of the movements: an attempt to describe the patterns within the structure. What might have been his goals, and his change of plans, during the creation of this monumental piece over almost eight years (c1742 to the end of his life)?

Bradley Lehman

Recordings of Bach's "Art of Fugue" (Die Kunst der Fuge)

Collection of Bradley Lehman as of February 2004

Bradley Lehman

Birolius Editions

Art of Fugue Recorded on the Organ

Michael Ferguson

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (January 2004 - June 2011)
Thanks to contributors: Uri Golomb (February 2004)

Die Kunst der Fugue BWV 1080: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019
Comparative Review:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
AOF - E. Aldwell | AOF - R. Alessandrini | AOF - M.v. Delft | AOF - J. MacGregor | AOF - Phantasm | AOF - G. Ritchie | AOF - H. Scherchen | AOF - P. Taussig
General Discussions:
Part 1 | MD: The Art of Fugue
Discussions of Individual Recordings:
AOF - T. Koopman
Articles:
The Art of Fugue: Expanding the Limits! [E. Demeyere]

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