Sun, Mar 25

Esplanade Recital Studio
Sun, Mar 25

T’ang Quartet presents What The Fugue!

Esplanade Recital Studio

Sun, Mar 25

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    *** Senior Citizens aged 60 years old and above
    **** Children aged 6 years old and below. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
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In this second concert of a series that pays homage to Beethoven, the T’ang Quartet, in an embrace of change and variation, explores the fugue and chaconne — both revered musical vehicles for metamorphosis.

Fiddling with the Fugue
While Bach was considered the intellectual master of the fugue, Beethoven took it to new spiritual and emotional heights with his Grosse Fuge.

In his final composition, dismissed as “incomprehensible, like Chinese”, Beethoven takes us on a psychotic journey of creativity and propels us headlong into "a confusion of Babel". Only Stravinsky recognised it as “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever”.

Criss-crossing past and present with the Chaconne
Just as Beethoven revolutionised the fugue, Britten conveyed the ancient form of the Chaconne into the future.

His Second Quartet, dedicated to the memory of Purcell, begins evocatively, shifts into an unnerving and argumentative second movement, and concludes brilliantly — in a masterclass of musical transformation — with the Chacony.



  • Sun, Mar 25 at 7:30 PM

    Doors Open Time: 7:00pm
    Duration: Approx. 85 minutes
    Interval: 15 minutes (inclusive)

    Language: English

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2. Children aged 6 years old and below must purchase a CHILD ticket for admission. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

3. Adults aged 7 years old and above will each require a STANDARD/CONCESSION ticket for admission.

4. Possession of a ticket does not reserve a specific seat position, unless otherwise stated on the ticket.

5. Latecomers will only be admitted during intervals, if any.

6. No photography, videography or audio recording is allowed during the performance.

7. No eating and/or drinking is allowed at the performance venue.

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