Monday 18 September 2017 1:00PM
Bach’s total mastery of counterpoint, encyclopaedic knowledge of musical form and fascination with the mathematics of music is clearly revealed in his sublime The Art of Fugue.
Fretwork explores the first eleven contrapuncti from the work’s first edition of 1751 and crowns the recital with Richard Boothby’s completion of the unfinished Contrapunctus 14, a triple fugue for four voices.
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of Fugue BWV1080
- Contrapuncti 1–11
- Contrapunctus 14 (completion by Richard Boothby)
- The Art of Fugue BWV1080