Did you ever have trouble with Geography and Music Theory in School? If so, the composer Ernst Toch might just have provided the key to simultaneously improve both subjects! His strict “Geographical Fugue” in four voices is spoken, and takes you from lake Titicaca to Yokohama. You also learn that the volcano Popocatepetl is not located in Canada, but happily resides in Mexico. To Toch it was all intended as a musical joke but it has since become his most famous and influential composition.
Ernst Toch: Fuge aus der Geographie