ASPECT Foundation - J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue
Place & Time
The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States

New York NY
April 12, 2018
7:30 PM

Fretwork Ensemble

Illustrated talk by Richard Boothby

Counterpoint had been a constant preoccupation throughout J.S. Bachs life and The Art of Fugue, one of his last works, was the culmination of this lifetime obsession. It has long been supposed that the composers death interrupted its completion, yet recently other possibilities and theories have been suggested. Richard Boothby presents an illustrated performance with his group Fretwork whose celebrated recording of this remarkable work is their best-selling album and discusses some of the musics most intriguing features. The evening will conclude with an analysis of the final fugue, and a performance of a possible reconstruction of its missing final bars.

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