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The Art of Fugue

Ensemble 360
Group type: Ensembles
  • Monday 14 May
    7.15 – 9.05pm
Ticket typeCost
Standard £20
Disabled & Unemployed£14
Students & Under 35s£5

A classic test of a composer’s skills and mastery, the fugue is essentially a ‘round’ – like Frère Jacques – developed to showcase dazzling works of harmonic and rhythmic wizardry. This concert features three majestic examples of the form – Bach’s epic Art of Fugue, Beethoven’s monumental Great Fugue, and Mozart’s effortlessly brilliant Adagio and Fugue – and they are joined by a work from an outstanding twentieth-century master of the form, Dmitri Shostakovich.

“…the greatest piece of music ever composed” Glenn Gould, pianist, on Bach’s final Fugue from The Art of Fugue.

Programme

  • Bach: The Art of Fugue (extracts, arr. Dentler for chamber ensemble)
  • Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat Op.133
  • Mozart: Adagio and Fugue K.546
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No.3 in F Op.63

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