Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Performers Contrapunctus ensemble
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Performer Pages Christoph Lahme (Harmonium)
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Misc. Notes Recording by using a portable recorder.
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Selections: Contrapunctus I, II, IV, IX, XVI rectus, XVI inversus

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Scores and Parts

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Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript, Original version, n.d.(ca.1742-1746).
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Editor Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
First edition (revised version)
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Misc. Notes With appendix of Vor deinen Thron tret ich hermit, BWV 668
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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 25
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXV.
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Misc. Notes *Die Kunst der Fuge nach dem Berliner Autograph in Anordnung und Lesarten
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Editor Wolfgang Graeser (1906-1928)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 47
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Misc. Notes Second Version of the Bach-Gesellschaft-Edition
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Arranger Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
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Selections: Contrapunctus I-VII, IX-XII, Xa, Fuga a 3 Soggetti (Contrapunctus XIV)

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Selections: Contrapunctus I, II, IV, IX, XVI rectus, XVI inversus

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Contrapunctus I

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Fuga, alio modo Fuga

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General Information

Work Title The Art of the Fugue
Alternative. Title Die Kunst der Fuge
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 1080
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 (original) ; 21 (revision)
  • Original version
14 "Contrapuncti" (12 Fugues and 2 Canons [Contrapunctus IX and XII])
  • Revision
14 numbered fugues, 4 unnumbered canons, 3 unnumbered fugues (BGA)--last fugue incomplete (marked "Fuga a 3. Soggetti" apparently erroneously)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1742-1746; rev. 1748–1750
First Publication. 1751 - Berlin: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Average DurationAvg. Duration 80-100 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation unspecified, but most likely keyboard
Related Works See also List of compositions with the theme "B-A-C-H"
External Links Wikipedia article