Learning Exercise

Well-Tempered Clavier: Module 0

Introductory reading on the Well-Tempered Clavier by JS Bach. Includes online assessment.

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Exercise

Read the article by Yo Tomita (Queens University Belfast) on JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier at:
http://www.music.qub.ac.uk/~tomita/essay/wtc1.html

Topics

  • Title of the "Well-Tempered Clavier"
  • The work's revision history and reception
  • The historical position of the work
  • Its character, structure, forms, and styles
  • Some issues of performance

Assessment

  1. Answer the ten questions at:
    http://bach.nau.edu/mus410/WTC/quiz01.html. 
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page, then click the "Send to Instructor" button.