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A significant development...


Mozart: String Quartets (DG Collectors Edition), Hagen Quartet

We’ve spent some time over the last fortnight talking about, listening to, and comparing expositions and recapitulations; now it’s the turn of that crucial middle bit, the development section, to go under the spotlight. 56 more words

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Two Canons, in Memoriam Max Reger

In Memoriam Max Reger

“Ich sitze in dem kleinsten Zimmer in meinem Hause. Ich habe Ihre Kritik vor mir. Im nächsten Augenblick wird sie hinter mir sein!” (“I am sitting in the smallest room of my house. 35 more words


J. S. Bach Addresses the Fugue

Doddering fugue in a gray key,
I have finally come for you.
Born in the time of the frowning masters,
Your clothes stretched too tight… 125 more words


Brush up your fugue-speak - K.387, Finale

Do you remember our study of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier — subjects, counter subjects, answers, strettos, etc? Well, here’s a golden opportunity to dust down your fugue jargon and give it a good airing because in the Finale of his quartet K. 115 more words

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Text on Fugue / analysis

This text – which you can view and download (pdf) on my website – is an extended, and largely revised translation of a text I wrote in Dutch on the same subject in 2009.

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