Origin of fugue
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Research has shown that a fugue state may be induced by intensely emotional or stressful events.Transient Global Amnesia: What Total Memory Loss Is Like|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|July 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Green, however, said: “They can no more be separated than the voices of a fugue.”Halloween Read: Thomas Browne’s Eerie Premonition of His Burial|Stefan Beck|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The guy showed up with a giant bottle of OxyContin that he had stolen from his mother and I slipped right back into a fugue state.
The Fugue is the most legitimate representation of true polyphony.Piano Playing|Josef Hofmann
I played till 11 o'clock, bombarded and besieged, as it were, by fugue themes.The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When the last motif has been worked out, the Grave is repeated, and then again the fugue.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
The fugue of the sonata in G minor is also arranged for organ in D minor.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
The great bulk of Bach's compositions are in two forms, the Prelude and the Fugue.A Popular History of the Art of Music|W. S. B. Mathews
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Word Origin for fugue
Word Origin and History for fugue
1590s, fuge, from Italian fuga "ardor," literally "flight," from Latin fuga "act of fleeing," from fugere "to flee" (see fugitive). Current spelling (1660s) is from the French version of the Italian word.
A Fugue is a composition founded upon one subject, announced at first in one part alone, and subsequently imitated by all the other parts in turn, according to certain general principles to be hereafter explained. The name is derived from the Latin word fuga, a flight, from the idea that one part starts on its course alone, and that those which enter later are pursuing it. ["Fugue," Ebenezer Prout, 1891]