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Cuarteto Casals, Benjamin Alard & Cosmos Quartet

The Art of Fugue

Directory

    Cosmos Quartet
    Octavi Rumbau: String Quartet No. 1 (2020) 15' – World premiere, commissioned by L'Auditori and the Barcelona String Quartet Biennale
    Cuarteto Casals + Benjamin Alard
    J. S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080 (1738-42)

Performers

    Cuarteto Casals
    Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
    Cosmos Quartet

Program

The last concert in the Barcelona Quartet Biennale is dedicated to the greatest work in counterpoint, The Art of Fugue by J. S. Bach was published in 1751, a year after the composer's death. Throughout fourteen fugues - the last one unfinished - and four canons, Bach rigorously deploys a wide variety of counterpoint techniques. For this reason, it is thought that Bach created The Art of Fugue with a pedagogical forethought; that is, to condense and exemplify the theory of counterpoint that he had been developing in previous compositions. The main theme of the work is simple, both melodic and rhythmic, and Bach repeats and transforms it with astonishing skill.
Barcelona’s Octavi Rumbau finally premieres his first string quartet, which is commissioned by L’Auditori and the Barcelona Quartet Biennale.

    • Sunday 18 September 19:00
  • €32
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • Barcelona String Quartet Biennale

The imposing art of Bach's fugue played with the historical bows of the Cuarteto Casals and the harpsichord of Benjamin Alard.

Sessions and tickets

Sunday

18 September 2022
Time:
19:00
Price:
€32

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