Learning Exercise

Well-Tempered Clavier: Module 8

Listening and reading exercise on fugue 8 (E-flat minor) of JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in performance by David Korevaar on the piano. Includes online assessment.


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  1. Listen to the E-flat minor fugue at: http://bach.nau.edu/clavier/nature/fugues/Fugue08.html
  2. Read the narrative, at the end of which you'll find a link to the online assessment. The narrative is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


  • Topics: inversion, augmentation, Dostoevsky Brothers K. 
  • Key concepts: Classic example of subject inversion and augmentation; fugue like polyphonic novel, Brothers Karamazov.
  • David Korevaar's performance notes at:


  1. Answer the ten questions at:
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page, then click the "Send to Instructor" button.