The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Introduction

"Über dieser Fuge..."
Structure of The Art of Fugue
The "unfinished" fugue
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The Art of Fugue

Simple Fugues
Contrapunctus I  (3:52)
Contrapunctus II  (3:12)
Contrapunctus III  (3:49)
Contrapunctus IV  (3:18)

Canon alla Ottava  (4:12)

Stretto Fugues
Contrapunctus V  (2:24)
Contrapunctus VI  (4:20)
Contrapunctus VII  (2:49)

Canon alla Decima  (4:44)

Double and Triple Fugues
Contrapunctus VIII  (5:17)
Contrapunctus IX  (2:46)
Contrapunctus X  (3:29)
Contrapunctus XI  (6:58)

Canon alla Duodecima  (3:33)

Mirror Fugues
Contrapunctus XII + inversus  (3:36)
Contrapunctus XIII + inversus  (4:23)

Canon per Augmentationem  (4:16)

Quadruple Fugue
Contrapunctus XIV  (11:52)

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This page contains the complete work as a single audio file. The timing and duration of the parts are shown in the table below.

Start time Duration
Contrapunctus I 0:00 3:52
Contrapunctus II 3:55 3:12
Contrapunctus III 7:09 3:49
Contrapunctus IV 11:01 3:18
Canon alla Ottava 14:22 4:12
Contrapunctus V 18:38 2:24
Contrapunctus VI 21:03 4:20
Contrapunctus VII 25:26 2:49
Canon alla Decima 28:18 4:44
Contrapunctus VIII 33:08 5:17
Contrapunctus IX 38:25 2:46
Contrapunctus X 41:14 3:29
Contrapunctus XI 44:45 6:58
Canon alla Duodecima 51:48 3:33
Contrapunctus XII + inversus 55:25 3:36
Contrapunctus XIII + inversus 59:04 4:23
Canon per Augmentationem 63:32 4:16
Contrapunctus XIV 67:53 11:52