Revisiting Bach’s Fugue form (BWV 847 in C minor)

In reviewing my J.S. Bach You Tube archives, I noticed a series of videos I had uploaded on Bach’s Fugue that follows the Prelude in C minor, BWV 847. Some of these instructions were in tutorial form. Others, were lessons-in-progress with an 11-year old student.

Since I fielded a few questions having to do with the follow-up to my first video that covered the Exposition, I decided to post ALL footage that related to this particular Fugue. In this way, I could easily link to the blog at my You Tube site without having strands running wild.

The manuscript below incorporates the theoretical mapping of Jose Rodriguez Alvira (Click the URL for the complete score with analysis)

Part One: This covers all elements of the Fugue form, and the EXPOSITION inclusive.

Part Two: Continues with episodes, etc. fleshing out appearance of three voices

Part Three:
Continues where part two leaves off

LESSONS in Progress: Fugue in C minor

About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: OR or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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2 Responses to Revisiting Bach’s Fugue form (BWV 847 in C minor)

  1. Helen says:

    Was searching for resources to help me start learning this Fugue and these videos are extremely helpful! Thanks so much for making them!


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