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The 12th Fugue in The Art of Fugue|euguF fo trA ehT ni euguF ht21 ehT?

May 18, 2021

Question: If a piece of music is perfect both on its head and also its feet, which one is the inversion?


A few important things I neglected to mention in the 11th counterpoint, but where to go after that 11th fugue anyhow? Into the mirror…

Look into *CLICK* the mirror

Bach, not satisfied with creating a triple fugue whose subjects were the same three subjects of the previous triple fugue- inverted- now pens a four-voice fugue where the entire texture will be inverted to create a new composition altogether. It's like writing two fugues at once. This can be done with any piece of music, but only Bach could make such a complicated composition sound like beautiful and convincing music both right-side-up and upside-down.  



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