Remember Me

Memorability is sometimes achieved by the simple technique of repetition, in addition to more high-flown inspiration. Some of the simplest sustaining devices of great music are ground bass, ostinato or chaconne; this lecture shows that a canon can be more than simply “Three Blind Mice”.

This is a part of Professor Hogwood’s 2011-12 series of lectures, The Making of a Masterpiece, in which he examines a number of acknowledged masterpieces, but each from a select angle only – their scoring, compactness, virtuosity, accessibility, momorability or other flavour.