Bach and the Art of Fugue

September 22, 2017


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was one of the most talented, prolific and revered composers of all time. If you like the music you listen to today, you almost certainly have Bach partly to thank for it. Such was his influence and legacy. In this talk, we invite the listener on a musical journey into the world of Bach's fugues (a special kind of musical composition for which Bach is particularly praised). Through a gentle theoretical introduction, some historical background, and a number of listening examples, we aim to help in enhancing the listeners' appreciation for and enjoyment of Bach's music.