13. Fugue: Bach, Bizet and Bernstein
2012-12-07 Yale University
music, fugue, johann sebastian bach, Douglas hofstaedter, gödel, escher, bach
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.
00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction
02:13 - Chapter 2. The Structure of Fugues
12:31 - Chapter 3. Fugue Analysis in J. S. Bach\'s Compositions
29:40 - Chapter 4. Fugue Structures in Excerpts of Bizet and Bernstein