Sunday, March 20, 2016

fugue & stumble


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

In three minutes she was deep in a very difficult, very classical fugue in A, and over her face came a queer remote impersonal expression of complete absorption and anxious satisfaction.

Now she stumbled; now she faltered and had to play the same bar twice over; but an invisible line seemed to string the notes together, form which rose a shape, a building.


a piece of music in which one or more tunes are introduced and then repeated in a complicated pattern. 

1. to make a mistake or mistakes and stop while you are speaking, reading to sb or playing music;
2. ...

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