Stefano Greco finishes his residency with our Composition area with a performance of Bach's Die Kunst der Fuga (The Art of Fugue) BWV 1080. This event will be presented at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia's historic Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome at the Teatro Studio.
The Art of Fugue is considered the culmination of the contrapuntal art of all time. It is Bach’s most enigmatic work and certainly one of the most enigmatic compositions in history. Bach labored many years to produce his contrapuntal masterpiece. It may even be that Bach had already been inspired in his youth to compose such a work; all we know for sure is that he dedicated at least the ten last years of his life to the task. It is the last work of Bach and legacy left to the world and received 260 years later.
The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
Year of composition: 1740-1750
This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.