Fugue - recommended reading?

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kloeten
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Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by kloeten » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:38 am

Dear Delcamp friends,

The fugue...!
I know many books on the subject have been written, some of them very advanced.
I would like to do some BASIC reading on the structure and interpretation of a fugue.
I am aware of basic music theory. Could you recommend an article or book, written in English?

Many thanks,
Rutger
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Re: Fugue - recommended reading

Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:43 am

I don't know of a book but I have a subscription to oxfordmusiconline.com. It will answer all your questions! :-)

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Re: Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by JohnPierce » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:27 pm

The Wikipedia entry for "fugue" is a pretty good starting place.

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Re: Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by Lawler » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:49 pm

Aaron Copland's "What to Listen for in Music" has an excellent section on fugue. Also on many other subjects related to counterpoint, structure, texture, etc. Easy and engaging reading. You can read parts of it on Google Books.

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Re: Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by John Oster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:54 pm

Try The Study of Fugue by Alfred Mann.

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Re: Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by kloeten » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:22 pm

Thank you all for your responses. I will probably start with 'What to listen for in music' as I probably have a lot to learn on this topic besides fugues.
Cheers Rutger

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Re: Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by Luis_Br » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:01 am

Check this site with Bach WTC fugues analysis with animated scores:
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/wtc.html

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Re: Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by Nick Payne » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:16 am

Counterpoint, by Kent Kennan, has three chapters on the fugue. I'm not sure if it's still in print, though. I have a copy of the 2nd edition from the 1970s.

p.s. I just had a look on A m a z o n, and it looks like it's still available, though not cheap, and is now up to the 4th edition.

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Re: Fugue - recommended reading?

Post by kloeten » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:25 pm

Thanks for the tips Luis and Nick I will check these out.

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