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Music in the Round - May Festival: The Art of Fugue

When
Monday May 14, 2018 at 19:15
Where
Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield
Tickets
£20; £14 disabled and unemployed; £5 students and under 35s
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  1. Excerpts from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 - Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for violin, viola, cello, bassoon and double bass by Hans-Eberhard Dentler
  2. String Quartet in B flat, 'Grosse Fuge' Op 133 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Adagio and Fugue in C minor, for strings K 546 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  4. String Quartet No 3 in F Op 73 - Dmitry Shostakovich

A classic test of a composer’s skills and mastery, the fugue is essentially a ‘round’ – like Frère Jacques – developed to showcase dazzling works of harmonic and rhythmic wizardry. This concert features three majestic examples of the form – Bach’s epic Art of Fugue, Beethoven’s monumental Great Fugue, and Mozart’s effortlessly brilliant Adagio and Fugue – and they are joined by a work from an outstanding twentieth-century master of the form, Dmitri Shostakovich.

“…the greatest piece of music ever composed” Glenn Gould, pianist, on Bach’s final Fugue from The Art of Fugue.


Venue
Crucible Studio Theatre
55 Norfolk Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 1DA
England
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