Art of the Fugue
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Parts. With Standard notation. Ries & Erler Musikverlag #RE40002. Published by Ries & Erler Musikverlag (PR.RE40002).
Item Number: PR.RE40002
Bach's Art of the Fugue, his final work, is a summation of his contrapuntal technique that has dazzled musicians and been the subject of endless debate over its purpose and the medium for which it was intended. Though most scholars today believe it was intended as a work for keyboard performance, not merely a theoretical work, many composers and musicians have adapted the astonishing collection of fugues (contrapuncti) and canons to miscellaneous collections of instruments. This fine edition has expertly arranged the music for string quartet, providing string players who wish to become familiar with the music firsthand, a wonderful way in which to do so.