J.S. Bach's final work, The Art of Fugue, is a masterpiece of baroque composition. Representing the culmination of Bach's abilities as a contrapuntal composer, it also serves as a message (and an enduring puzzle) for future generations of composers. In this course, we explore how Bach used compositions to both teach and inspire, how the inner workings of a fugue function, and how to unravel the mysteries that Bach has left us in the final, unfinished movement of The Art of Fugue.
Lectures: Tuesdays, Feb. 26 to March 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Performance: Sunday, March 17, 1 to 6 p.m.—Bach Marathon (come and go as you please)
Lectures and performances at St. David's Episcopal Church, Roland Avenue, Roland Park. Suggested donation at the door for performance.
The cost for the course is $75. JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the refund. Contact 410-516-8516 for more details.