I come from learning about fugues and encountered the seemingly famous "So you want to write a fugue" piece by Glenn Gould.
In the middle, there is this instumental part:
To my (rock music listening) ears, this sounds quite like the equivalent of a guitar solo in the middle of a piece, but in classical music.
Is this instrumental part intended to be some sort of joke, in the context of this specific piece? It feels so misplaced there.