Johann Sebastian Bach

Fugue in G minor for Violin BWV 1001 “Christmas” Volume II.

 Illustrated with coloured notes, figures, and explanations based on Urtext edition

Edited by Márta Ábrahám and Barnabás Dukay 2021.

„From chaos to order” This publication is the second of the complete special edition by BioBach-Music Book and Music Publishing LP. which contains Johann Sebastian Bach’s three fugues, from the Three sonatas for Solo Violin. The Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (BWV 1001-1006) have a date of 1720 in the autograph manuscript. Over the past 300 years, these timeless and eternal works have become the “everyday bread” of violinists and the cornerstone of their repertoire. Bach’s fugue writing art is incomparably colourful, deeply accurate and highly complex. Because of the richness of the Master’s musical language and his form-creating solutions, which are both impressively economical and efficient, his works require meticulous analysis. This is especially true for the sonatas and partitas for solo violin, as the two-, three-, and sometimes four-part polyphonic processes are written in one line, which is particularly difficult to follow. Thus, the notation makes it even more difficult to unravel the horizontal and vertical connections between the notes. Our subtitle refers to this complication.

The main problem with fugue analysis is that there is no uniformly accepted vocabulary. One reason for this is that 19th-century approaches were born under the influence of the rediscovery of Baroque music. As is often the case, an era which encounters a bygone culture, in this case music culture, will project its own current perspective onto the gratifying re-discovery. One of the aims of our publication is to place the essential technical terms of fugue analysis in a unified and clear conceptual system, based on our own views.

Category: music analysis, educational material
Number of pages 40
ISMN 979-0-801675-85-9
Publisher: BioBach-Music Book and Music Publishing LP. Go to webshop