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Bach's testament : on the philosophical and theological background of The art of fugue

Author: Zoltán Göncz; Peter Laki
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2013.
Series: Contextual Bach studies, no. 4.
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Written late in his life, J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue has long been admired--in some quarters revered--as one of his masterworks. Its last movement, Contrapunctus 14, went unfinished, and the enigma of its incompleteness still preoccupies scholars and musical conductors alike. In 1881, Gustav Nottebohm discovered that the three subjects of the movement could be supplemented by a fourth. In 1993, Zoltán Göncz  Read more...
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Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltán Göncz; Peter Laki
ISBN: 9780810884472 081088447X 9780810884489 0810884488
OCLC Number: 803962068
Description: xvi, 178 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: On the philosophical and theological background of The art of fugue. Permutations ; The algorithms of perfection ; Recursive symmetries --
Reconstruction of the final contrapunctus of The art of fugue. The analysis ; General issues of continuation ; The reconstruction of the third section ; The reconstruction of the fourth section ; Analysis of the reconstructed fugue.
Series Title: Contextual Bach studies, no. 4.
Other Titles: Bach testamentuma.
Responsibility: Zoltán Göncz ; translated by Peter Laki, Erzsébet Mészáros.

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