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New Complete Special Edition of J. S. Bach’s Fugues for Solo Violin Based on a New Methodology.,
Hungary

Marta Abraham

New Complete Special Edition of J. S. Bach’s Fugues for Solo Violin Based on a New Methodology.

Demonstration – Saturday 25th September – 12:15-13:00 (CEST)

Marta Abraham

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. habil. Márta Ábrahám is a violinist, concertmaster and artistic director of the Ábrahám Consort early-music ensemble, Bach-analyst, professor at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music in Budapest since 2005.
She studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music with Natasa Sós, Dénes Kovács, at Mozarteum in Salzburg with Ruggiero Ricci and the Guildhall School in London with David Takeno. During her concert-tours she has performed in 24 countries around the world. In addition to international concerts and teaching, Márta Ábrahám conducts dedicated Bach-research together with composer Barnabás Dukay. During many years of analyzing Bach’s violin works, they have developed a gap-filling methodology that is unique in the world. Their book Excerpts from Eternity (2017) is a deep analysis of Bach’s famous violin Chaccone.
The 2020 publication, Special Complete Edition of the Analysis of Three Violin Fugues by J. S. Bach is meant primarily for educational purposes. Its revolutionary new visualization method is the only one of its kind. The publication offers indispensable tools for string instrument, and guitar teachers and students.

New Complete Special Edition of J. S. Bach’s Fugues for Solo Violin Based on a New Methodology.

In 2020 a new publication of J. S. Bach’s Complete Special Edition of the Three Fugues for Solo Violin was released by violinist Márta Ábrahám and composer Barnabás Dukay, both professors of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. The work contains the sheet music based on a thorough analysis in which “every note is accounted for”.
The analysis is manifested in a special sheet music image: colored notes and layered by voices. I wish to present our new colored notation system which shows the specific structure of the fugues in such a way that the individual voices appear separated and highlighted. Musical material differentiated in this way beautifully illuminates the hierarchical layout and makes musical processes logically traceable. The structure becomes transparent, making the composer’s special formal solutions understandable.