Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue

As part of our 2013 anniversary commemoration, we are very pleased to present a series of three articles by Dr. Rosalyn Tureck on Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, edited by Xoán Elías Castiñeira Varela. We will release these articles in sections over the calendar year.

The Rust Variant, BWV 903a

The First Performance Edition, Griepenkerl 1819

Critical Notes on the Text and Interpretation


During her lifetime, Dr. Tureck published several editions, articles, and a book on the performance practice of J. S. Bach's music. These are listed below:


As early as 1980, Rosalyn Tureck began to donate her meticulously curated archive of her own writings and research materials to the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. Now housing all non-audio-visual materials once owned by Dr. Tureck, the number of boxes now numbers in the hundreds. Every month, we add a document or two, taken from this archive, to the list below: