Humoresque and Fugue in D minor - (2102)
polytonal colors of the opening inform most of the piece. At measure seven
and beyond, the lower voices are reflected in the upper, a tenth above. The
dissonances are therefore closely related for purely harmonic reasons, with
some small detail in the voice leading to add interest.
fugue subject is again related to Bach's Kunst der Fuge, this time
with passing notes and in two voices related by that thematic interval of
the tenth. At measure 44 as an example, the B-A-C-H theme in transposition
is found as a second motive in the fugue's dense texture.
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Humoresque and Fugue in D minor