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Göncz, Zoltán

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 3 languages and 226 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ML410.B13, 787.4183092
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Most widely held works by Zoltán Göncz
Bach's testament : on the philosophical and theological background of The art of fugue by Zoltán Göncz( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 revealed that Bach had planned the passage that would join the four subjects in an entirely unique way. This section has not survived, but, as Göncz notes, it must have been ready in the earliest phase of composition since Bach had created the expositions of the first three subjects from its "disjointed" parts. Göncz then boldly took on the task of reconstructing the original "template" by putting together the once separate pieces. In Bach's Testament: On the Philosophical and Theological Background of The Art of Fugue, Göncz probes the philosophic-theological background of The Art of Fugue, revealing the special structures that supported the 1993 reconstruction. Bach's Testament investigates the reconstruction's metaphysical dimensions, focusing on the quadruple fugue. As a summary of Zoltán Göncz's extensive research over many years, which resulted in the completion of the fugue, this work explores the complex combinatorial, philosophical and theological considerations that inform its structure. Bach's Testament is ideally suited not only to Bach scholars and musicologists but also intellectual historians with particular interests in 18th-century religious and philosophical ideas [Publisher description]
Contrapunctus 14 : für Orgel : aus der Kunst der Fuge by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bach testamentuma : a fúga művészete filozófiai-teológiai hátteréről by Zoltán Göncz( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The permutational matrix in J.S. Bach's Art of Fugue by Zoltán Göncz( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.64 (from 0.60 for Bach's tes ... to 1.00 for Bach testa ...)

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