Bach’s last composition, left unfinished at his death, has long been the source of intrigue.
Was it written for organ? Was it intended as an abstract, instructive work, or a monument of instrumental polyphony?
Bach died before completing the triple fugue which was to finish The Art of Fugue. This fact has added to the mythology that has grown up around the composer’s high-Baroque counterpoint.
The eighteen fugues which comprise this work include some of Bach’s most ingenious inventions – and yet the listener may not be aware of these extraordinary twists.
Southbank Centre welcomes Anne Page back to Royal Festival Hall to tackle this emotional odyssey on the organ.
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