The WTF Bach Podcast

The First Fugue in The Art of Fugue: What is a Harpsichord? Eleven entrances?

March 11, 2020

We discuss the first fugue from "The Art of Fugue" by J.S. Bach. We hear it played first on a harpsichord, then on a piano with 'voice-over analysis' then by a computer with the voices panned hard left/right.

Topics covered: How does a harpsichord work?, Must one bring out, or even hear every entrance of the subject?, What about authenticity vs. modern approaches to Bach?, Was Evan really called Slim-E? 

Find a playlist of the music here:

And the 16 year-old Evan Shinners' fugue is found here:

Support us:$wtfbach


Suggestions? Want Evan to analyze a specific piece of Bach? Have other questions for Evan about music or anything at all?

Write us:

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App