This course provides an in-depth analysis of this remarkable Prelude and Fugue from Bach’s ‘48’ and will be particularly relevant to any performer preparing the piece, to anyone needing to write programme notes, to anyone seeking insight into Bach’s style or to techniques of analysis, or to anyone wanting to know how a Fugue is constructed. We'll be unpacking the details of melodic, rhythmic, harmonic and structural design, exploring how textures, modulations, and motivic development are used to paint the musical tension of the work, and considering what this implies for interpretation.
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MA (Oxon), MA (Leeds), FRCO(CHM), FLCM, ARCM
Gareth achieved his first musical diplomas at the age of fifteen. Three years later he collected the Dixon and Turpin prizes for FRCO and was already engaged as a recitalist around Europe. He held Organ Scholarships at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Worcester College, Oxford University; Canterbury Cathedral. In 1985, he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, leaving in 1990 to pursue his free-lance interests as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, adjudicator, composer and ABRSM examiner. Gareth is also now an ABRSM moderator, trainer and an international co-ordinator. He has released various recordings, both as a soloist and accompanist, and his musical endeavours have taken him as far a field as America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 35 years of experience as a private teacher he tutors students across the U.K. and throughout the world, his video courses are highly acclaimed. He's committed to developing the all-round integrated skills that equip every musician.
PreviewLesson 1 - The 48 Preludes & Fugues (5:53)
StartLesson 2 - The Prelude (52:01)
StartLesson 3 - How is a Fugue Constructed (29:00)
StartLesson 4 - The Subject (Internal Construction) (17:40)
StartLesson 5 - The Countersubject (Internal Construction) (12:46)
StartLesson 6 - Further Statements of the Subject (10:12)
StartLesson 7 - Episodic Material & Concluding Thoughts (24:00)