Learning Exercise

Goldberg Variations: Module 12

Last reading (of seven) on the Goldberg Variations.

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Exercise

  1. Go to the following URL and scroll down to Module 12: http://bach.nau.edu/goldberg/gbSCHOOL.html.
  2. Read the essay: "The Odds Were in His Favor."

Topics

  • What is permutation?
  • How the Goldberg theme can be permuted as a canon
  • The 14 canons on the Goldberg ground and their permutations
  • motivic aggregates and contrapuntal combinatoriality

 

Assessment

  1. Answer the ten questions at:
    http://bach.nau.edu/mus410/GB/quizGB12.html
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page and then click the "Send to Instructor" button.