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11 May 2016, 17:23
A truly monstrous piece of counterpoint.
It's worth starting this off with a bit of a doff of our music geek cap to the pop superstar. The music video to Lady Gaga's 2009 hit Bad Romance begins with Johann Sebastian Bach's Fugue in B minor from the Well-tempered Clavier Book I:
So Gaga is clearly someone who likes a bit of Baroque point-on-point action. It's therefore quite appropriate that a YouTube notesmith has taken the theme to her 'Bad Romance' and turned it into a brilliant Bach-inspired fugue.
And the pop superstar was lovely enough to get in touch with us and tell us how much she liked this contrapuntal rendering of her melody.
@ClassicFM this is sensational— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 3, 2014
So that's nice.
Let's close with a brilliant 'orchestration' of this fugue, cunningly assembled by another YouTuber.