Tuning can be a source of some curmudgeonliness on the part of both players and listeners (‘he always plays sharp!’ …‘Who’s got the third? Hmmm – it could be a bit brighter, couldn’t it?’ …‘the intonation in that Allegro was distinctly iffy’, etc.) So, how does tuning work? Is it fixed for every note? What does Bach mean […]
Who doesn’t remember Frère Jacques, Three Blind Mice or London’s Burning from days of their childhood? Generally sung with (much) more gusto than finesse; they were really good fun. Maybe they don’t use them in schools any more, but I have a shrewd suspicion that, somewhere or other, they’re still going strong. Fugue is a close relative of […]
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