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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht:
Bachs Kunst der Fuge - Erscheinung und Deutung. (1988)
Bach - wer ist das? Zum Verständnis der Musik Johann Sebastiann Bachs. (1992)
Piper Verlag München / Schott Mainz


Peter Schleuning: J.S. Bachs Die Kunst der Fuge
Ideologien - Entstehung - Analyse
dtv / Bärenreiter 1993. (ca. 11 Euro)A standard collection of analysis and reception history, professional but witty.


Günter Jena: Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen
Die Kunst der Fuge von J.S.Bach: Gedanken und Erfahrungen eines Interpreten
Verlag am Eschbach 2000 - with 2 CDs. (ca. 28 Euro)A wise book loaded with experience in life and music; and a great recording with orchestra, soloists and organ, arr. and dir. by the author/organist.


Walter Kolneder: Die Kunst der Fuge
Mythen des 20. Jahrhunderts
Heinrichshofen Verlag 1977. 1052 pages.Five parts in four volumes:
I - Entstehung und Erstdruck
II - Analysen
III - Spezialuntersuchungen
IV - Kritische Chronologie
V - Die Aufführungen


Christoph Wolff: Bach - Essays on His Life and Music
Essays no.19: Bach’s Last Fugue: Unfinished? (pp. 259-264)
no.20: The Compositional History of the Art of the Fugue (pp. 265-281)
Harvard University Press, 1991.This great book contains 32 essays on various aspects of Bach’s life, work, compositional style and legacy.


Moritz Hauptmann: Erläuterungen zu Joh. Sebastian Bachs KUNST DER FUGE
Beilage zum III. Bande der in obiger Verlags-Handlung erschienen neuen Ausgabe von J. S. Bachs Werken
C. F. Peters, Leipzig, 1841, pp. 3-14

English reprint:
Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music: Music Analysis in the 19th Century, vol.1: Fugue, Form and Style. Edited by Ian Bent
Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 54-78A supplementary volume to the Peters’ edition of DKdF by one of the nineteenth century’s foremost theorists.