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Friday, May 05, 2006

Fugue Sets

The pinnacle of technical compositional musical skill is the fugue. For those not in the know, know now that you are a musical humbug. Even worse, if you don't know you don't know the fugue - musical purgatory for you!

Please, go out and buy any copy, any copy of the Well-Tempered and fast-forward through the prelude and fugue pairings until you find some that you like. Make these your friends, and have them on your iPod for 24 hour access. The ones you don't like are due to a lack of comprehension - the complexity and intricacy are baffling your mind, they sound chaotic and unpleasant. You will learn in time musical grasshopper.

For those further advanced, here's a list of Fugue Sets, organised by composer, with such rare delights as Bellak's Jazz Fugues, Busoni's Fugue for 2 Pianos, Grieg's 7 Fugues, and more. To enter the Gates of Fugue Heaven, whistle the c-minor fugue now, then click here.