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
This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music. The musical novice is introduced to the ways in which music is put together and is taught how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles, from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues.