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dc.contributor.authorKerman, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-15T13:57:05Z
dc.date.available2020-12-15T13:57:05Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43771
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 infl uential, 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. “Beautifully produced and even more beautifully written, suffused with humanistic learning, warmth, generosity, and wit.” —Early Music“Kerman’s hearing is sharp, his thinking precise and original, and his prose elegant and sapid.”—Michael Steinberg, author of The Symphony: A Listener’s Guide “Astonishing, stimulating, marvelous, and accessible.” —Stephen Kovacevich JOSEPH KERMAN (1924–2014) was Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, author of Concerto Conversations, Write All These Down, and Opera as Drama, among other books. He was a founding editor of the journal 19th-Century Music and a regular contributor to the New York Review.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music
dc.subject.otherMusic
dc.subject.otherGeneral
dc.titleArt of Fugue
dc.title.alternativeBach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715–1750
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttp://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.1/
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oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9780520962590
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of California Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/da1a5589-e08b-45a6-9416-272994a6b384
oapen.identifier.isbn9780520962590


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