Fugue in G minor, “Little” BWV 578

This brief synopsis of Bach’s “Little” fugue in G minor includes a listening guide that, while it may not line up exactly with the timing of the piece in our playlist due to variations from one performance to another, will serve as a helpful checklist of the contrapuntal “events” that make up this particular fugue. As noted in the article, the subject of this fugue is one of the best-known of Bach’s melodies. Here is theĀ subject written out in musical notation.