Learning Exercise

Well-Tempered Clavier: Module 1

Listening and reading exercise on fugue 1 (C 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 C major fugue at:
  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: stretto and expositional architecture (tonal/real) 
  • Key concepts: Prelude and fugue thematically linked; stretto, subject, answer, false subject defined; subject accompanies itself and inherently develops in certain ways.
  • David Korevaar's performance notes at:


  1. 1.Answer the ten questions at:
    English: http://www2.nau.edu/tas3/wtc/i01quest.html (or)
    Spanish: http://www2.nau.edu/tas3/wtc/i01questS.html.  
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page, then click the "Send to Instructor" button.