The Fugue explained

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The Fugue explained

Post by Erik Zurcher » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:55 am

Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos 2004; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona 2001
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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by Rasqeo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:10 pm

Great video. Thanks Erik!

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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by Erik Zurcher » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm

Rasqeo wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Great video. Thanks Erik!
Thanks, Rasqeo. I must admit that I felt stupid after watching that video: what complexity!
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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by burtong » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by Lawler » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:44 pm

Good vid. I've always liked the write-up about fugue in Aaron Copland's book, What to Listen for in Music, which discusses it similarly.

Personally, one of the things I like about fugue is the nature of the start. Just a bit of melody - deceptively simple. "Hey, that's easy. How hard can this be?" And then the piece takes off and you hang on as it gyrates every which-way, multiplies itself in layers, turns things upside down and backwards... Hah.

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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by FrankBlack » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 pm

I feel both completely inadequate due to my own shortcomings and wholly blessed to be able to hear music of this complexity from the true geniuses of our history. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by bellemeade » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm

Erik Zurcher wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Rasqeo wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Great video. Thanks Erik!
Thanks, Rasqeo. I must admit that I felt stupid after watching that video: what complexity!

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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by slidika » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:12 pm

Thanks for posting! It certainly highlighted my ignorance of such things . . . :)
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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by kirolak » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:46 am

Adding my thanks - I love fugues!

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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by Goose997 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:45 pm

:shock: Wow Erik, that brings music theory from 35 years ago back to me!
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Re: The Fugue explained

Post by andries veldhuis » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:33 pm

Thank you for posting this great explanation, I truly enjoyed it.

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