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Author Topic: Bach - Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major, BWV862 (WTC I)  (Read 2361 times)
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« on: December 06, 2011, 03:41:55 PM »

the prelude and fugue in a-flat from the first book; the prelude is in the dance style, buoyant and rhythmic, which appeals to me a lot.similar in some ways to the e-flat fugue in book II.
the fugue is a four voice fugue that i treated in an organistic way, meaning when the subject disappears for several bars and returns in the bass, i imagined a stronger pedal registration.

the next one i have to learn, F# from book II, is a a bit longer than many, but i am determined to finish it before the new year, and mark the half-way point of the WTC project!

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 02:16:04 AM »

Nice; just wanted to say that it sounded lovely and great.

JL
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 01:29:02 AM »

Very beautifully played! I really like the way you played the Prelude especially. Thanks for linking me to this. I think it will be very helpful.

PS I only commented on this so that there are now 3 WTC A-flat majors on the front page of the Audition Room Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 01:30:04 AM »

Very beautifully played! I really like the way you played the Prelude especially. Thanks for linking me to this. I think it will be very helpful.

PS I only commented on this so that there are now 3 WTC A-flat majors on the front page of the Audition Room Tongue

thanks for listening! hehe, yes, actualyl when i first learned this i hardly knew the music. but not only are there three on the front page currently, at least one other person and maybe two posted a version in the past couple of months.  i guess this is a popular selection and i never knew it
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 01:52:19 AM »

OOAAAOAEOOAAEEEEOAAAHH soo food!
 
After hearing that though...  I feel kinda salty. Lips Sealed
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I mean good.  Not food.



But anyways, I have a couple questions.  Fingering do you use for measure 10?  And the very first C in that measure...  Is it acceptable to ignore it?  Would anyone find out?

I noticed that you detached some parts intentially.  Could you get away with detaching the first three notes of the tenor voice in measure 7?  As long as I detach other notes throughout the fugue so it's consistent.  Because whenever I try to glue them, they become a little too drenched.

And what microphone did up use to record this?
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 01:00:56 PM »

OOAAAOAEOOAAEEEEOAAAHH soo food!
 
After hearing that though...  I feel kinda salty. Lips Sealed
EDIT:

I mean good.  Not food.



But anyways, I have a couple questions.  Fingering do you use for measure 10?  And the very first C in that measure...  Is it acceptable to ignore it?  Would anyone find out?

You mean the c in the bass? of course you cant ignore it... its hard to type out the fingering because that bar is complicated so here it is voice by voice.  the fingering in the bass line, starting on the c is:
5 4 3 5 3 4 3 5 3
the fingering for the tenor voice is:
2 1 1 2 (F in right hand) 1 1

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I noticed that you detached some parts intentially.  Could you get away with detaching the first three notes of the tenor voice in measure 7?  As long as I detach other notes throughout the fugue so it's consistent.  Because whenever I try to glue them, they become a little too drenched.

And what microphone did up use to record this?

in measure 7 i dont see a tenor voice. in this fugue i used articultion as a way to show the dramatic structure. you can also use it for local nuance and vocal effect, but thats up to you. you can really do anything you want to. the challenge is wedding your articulation and timing and everything so strongly to the music that it seems like it has to be that way.. because in bach there are so many possibilities we have to find the ones that are the most convincing...


i used a cheap thing caled tunetalk which plugs into the bottom of an ipod, and records a track directly onto the ipod. then you can sync it to your computer. it records as a .wav file. i put it about 5 feet from the piano with a half opened lid.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 02:29:25 PM »

You mean the c in the bass?


I meant the middle C. Because the main theme goes like, Ab Eb C Ab F Db Eb. But there's two C's right next to each other and it's difficult for me to get the voice out.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 01:54:45 AM »

I think the fugue was beautifully played. The voices well voiced. Thank you for contributing with a WELL PLAYED piece
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Bach Invention 7 (also Tureck's book)
Clementi Sonatina 3
Rachmaninoff Moment Musicaux no. 3
Skrjabin Prelude op.11 no.4
Joplin The Favorite Rag
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 06:26:27 PM »

If you ever release a CD of the complete set -I will buy it -
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2012, 01:53:48 PM »

I meant the middle C. Because the main theme goes like, Ab Eb C Ab F Db Eb. But there's two C's right next to each other and it's difficult for me to get the voice out.

no you have to get it out. otherwise missing the third

thanks star struck for the very nice compliment
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