Year of Publication

2013

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Fine Arts

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. Karen Bottge

Abstract

The intended structure of Bach's ostensibly unfinished Die Kunst der Fuge has been debated since the work's publication in 1751. This study examines the proportional design of an early version of the work, subsisting in the autograph manuscript (P200) of the early 1740s. As the only complete source extant, P200 and its revisions provide substantial insight into Bach's intentions for the later version of the Art of Fugue.

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