Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
The repeating elements of a fugue are there to see--and hear
The word originally meant “to chase”—and that’s pretty much what happens, as one voice or melodic line follows another with the same tune, before launching into variations that often go in very unexpected directions.
It's called a “fugue” and while its heyday was the 17th and 18th centuries, as we’ll hear in this hour, it has continued in use right up to the present day—and often in surprising ways.
February 4, 2023
January 7, 2023
January 21, 2023