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Brush up your fugue-speak – K.387, Finale

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Do you remember our study of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier — subjects, counter subjects, answers, strettos, etc? Well, here’s a golden opportunity to dust down your fugue jargon and give it a good airing because in the Finale of his quartet K. 387 Mozart shows off his far from inconsiderable contrapuntal skills  in an astonishing mixture of fugue, dance and sonata.

Subject 1


Answer 1


Counter subject



Subject 2


Answer 2


Course materials:

A list of all 23 Mozart quartets plus some other useful bits and pieces:

Quartet List

Cycle of 5ths

Keyboard graphic 2 octaves

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