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

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Double Guitar Quartet (Nichifor)

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Performers Contrapunctus ensemble
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Performer Pages Christoph Lahme (Harmonium)
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Misc. Notes Instrument built by Balthasar Florence, Namur (ca.1890).
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Performer Pages Christoph Lahme (Harmonium)
Publisher Info. Essen: Christoph Lahme, 9th August 2011.
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Misc. Notes Recording by using a portable recorder.
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For 2 Recorders (Andreola)

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Performers Giacomo Andreola
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Sheet Music

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RTM (2011/7/1)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1742-46)
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 200.
Pages 36-37 are missing from the source.
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Editor Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
First edition (+ revised edition)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: [C.P.E. Bach], n.d.[1751].
Revised printing, n.d.[1752].
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Misc. Notes With appendix of Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (DK-Kk): RISM A/I: BB 522a.
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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
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1926. Plate B.W. XLVII.
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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 Serban Nichifor
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Arranger Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
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Arranger Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.218, n.d.[1913]. Plate 9680.
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Selections: Contrapunctus I-VII, IX-XII, Xa, Fuga a 3 Soggetti (Contrapunctus XIV)

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Selections: Contrapunctus I-XI, XIX

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

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Selections: Contrapunctus VIII and XIII

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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
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 357
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 (holograph) ; 21 (1st edition)
  • Bach's holograph (Mus.ms. Bach P 200)
14 "Contrapuncti" (12 Fugues and 2 Canons [Contrapunctus IX and XII])
  • Final version as published
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. 1742-46; rev. 1748–50
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"
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article