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What is Fugue?

"What is 'Fugue'?!" Charles Hazlewood poses the question in the first of two programmes exploring this mysterious art. Charles and the BBC Concert Orchestra examine fugues by three composers who were inspired by the genius of fugue himself, JS Bach. Mozart, Elgar and Britten all used the technique to create their own masterpieces, years after Bach's death. The programme culminates in a performance of Britten's Prelude and Fugue for String Orchestra.

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Sat 1 May 2004 14:00

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