Let's face it, fugue writing can sometimes be an academic and dry subject. It takes real skill to write a fugue that has emotional power and weight. What are some of the most moving fugues you know?
Some examples of what I'm talking about:
Beethoven - Große Fuge, op. 133
Max Reger - Fantasia...
Fiction (and not just fiction) can be:
Mostly serious with some "comedic reliefs"
Relatively balanced between comedy and serious moments, maybe skewed towards either aspect but still there's plenty of both comedy and "seriousness"
All these work fine. But...