Year of Publication
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Karen Bottge
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.
Runyan, Joel Thomas, "THE DESIGN OF P200: MENSURAL QUANTITY AND PROPORTION IN THE EARLY VERSION OF THE ART OF FUGUE" (2013). Theses and Dissertations--Music. 79.