Category: Baroque

  • The Fugue Across the Arts

    Fugue (1914) by the synaesthetic Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. The English Romantic writer Thomas De Quincey (most famous for Confessions of an Opium-Eater) wrote an essay in 1849 entitled “Dream Fugue,” which he deliberately structured in the form of a fugue. Here is an excerpt (it begins with a musical “marking,” tumultuosissimamente, i.e. extremely tumultuously): Tumultuosissimamente.Passion…

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