Lecture 13. Fugue: Bach, Bizet and Bernstein

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Listening to Music (MUSI 112) In this lecture, Professor Wright briefly explores the manifestations of the fugue form in poetry, painting, and other disciplines, and then gives a detailed explanation of how fugues are put together in music. Though he uses excerpts by composers as disparate as Georges Bizet and Leonard Bernstein to illustrate his points, he draws his main musical examples from J.S. Bach. - Chapter 1. Introduction - Chapter 2. The Structure of Fugues - Chapter 3. Fugue Analysis in J. S. Bach's Compositions - Chapter 4. Fugue Structures in Excerpts of Bizet and Bernstein Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2008.

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