Learning Exercise

Well-Tempered Clavier: Module 5

Listening and reading exercise on fugue 5 (D major) 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 D major fugue at: http://bach.nau.edu/clavier/nature/fugues/Fugue05.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: structure of subject, French manier 
  • Key concepts: Subject contains two motives, one of which is developed by augmentation; influence of French music; performance practice of dotted rhythms
  • 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.