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J.S. Bach’s
Well-Tempered Clavier

In-depth Analysis and Interpretation

Volume I Preludes and Fugues in C c C# c# D d
Volume II Preludes and Fugues in Eb d# E e F f
Volume III Preludes and Fugues in F# f# G g Ab g#
Volume IV Preludes and Fugues in A a Bb bb B b


Publication Data
Bruhn, Siglind, 1951-
J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. In-depth Analysis and Interpretation.
 

ISBN 962 580 017 4, 962 580 018 2, 962 580 019 0, 962 580 020 4

1. Bach Piano Music. 2. Bach Analysis. 3. Bach Style and Performance Practice. 4. Bach Interpretation. I. Title 

Copyright 1993 by Siglind Bruhn
Originally published by MAINER International Ltd.
20/F, World Wide House, 19 Des Voeux Road, Central, G.P.O. Box 3783, Hong Kong
Printed in Hong Kong by Trio Advertising Ltd.

Transcription for the Web published 2002-2003.

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CONTENTS

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

INTRODUCTION

a) The "Well-Tempered" Scale
b) The Clavier
c) The Preludes in Bach’s WTC
d) The Fugues in Bach’s WTC

QUESTIONS REGARDING A PRELUDE

QUESTIONS REGARDING A FUGUE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

MODEL ANSWERS

WTC I/1 in C major

WTC II/1 in C major

WTC I/2 in C minor

WTC II/2 in C minor

WTC I/3 in C# major

WTC II/3 in C# major

WTC I/4 in C# minor

WTC II/4 in C# minor

WTC I/5 in D major

WTC II/5 in D major

WTC I/6 in D minor

WTC II/6 in D minor

WTC I/7 in Eb major

WTC II/7 in Eb major

WTC I/8 in Eb /D# minor

WTC II/8 in D# minor

WTC I/9 in E major

WTC II/9 in E major

WTC I/10 in E minor

WTC II/10 in E minor

WTC I/11 in F major

WTC II/11 in F major

WTC I/12 in F minor

WTC II/12 in F minor

WTC I/13 in F# major

WTC II/13 in F# major

WTC I/14 in F# minor

WTC II/14 in F# minor

WTC I/15 in G major

WTC II/15 in G major

WTC I/16 in G minor

WTC II/16 in G minor

WTC I/17 in Ab major

WTC II/17 in Ab major

WTC I/18 in G# minor

WTC II/18 in G# minor

WTC I/19 in A major

WTC II/19 in A major

WTC I/20 in A minor

WTC II/20 in A minor

WTC I/21 in Bb major

WTC II/21 in Bb major

WTC I/22 in Bb minor

WTC II/22 in Bb minor

WTC I/23 in B major

WTC II/23 in B major

WTC I/24 in B minor

WTC II/24 in B minor

Appendix

Recommended Further Reading