Fugal Composition A Guide to the Study of Bach's '48' by Dorene Groocock
  

Fugal Composition A Guide to the Study of Bach's '48'

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Fugal Composition A Guide to the Study of Bach's '48' by Dorene Groocock

Eminently readable despite the complexity of its subject, Fugal Composition: A Guide to the Study of Bach's 48 guides the reader in studying the 48 fugues of the composer's Well-Tempered Clavier. Author Joseph Groocock analyzes each of the fugues individually, both verbally and diagrammatically, and includes such elements as overall structure, episodes, stretto, subsidiary subjects, and countersubjects. The appendices and index furnish a ready reference for the scholar or researcher seeking information or guidance on specific points. Meanwhile, the volume's editor supplies comparative analyses using current and previous scholarship on every fugue-illustrating where the author supports or challenges other viewpoints. In all, the analyses contained in Fugal Composition establish the extraordinary diversity of Bach's fugal style, in such a way that readers gain a new understanding of these significant and beautiful works of music.

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?[a]n essential reference for the serious student of fugue and of Bach's genius....[a] well written and useful reference guide for those who are interested in detailed analysis by a leading scholar in the field.?-American Music Teacher

About the Author

JOSEPH GROOCOCK was a Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin and at the Dublin Institute of Technology. An accomplished pianist and organist, conductor, and composer, Dr. Groocock died in 1997. YO TOMITA is a Reader in the School of Music at the Queen's University, Belfast.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
248 pages

Author

Dorene Groocock
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Publisher

Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

28th February 2003

ISBN

9780313323232


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