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Bach: Prelude & Fugue BWV 879 No. 10 in E Minor

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Johann Sebastian Bach - WTC 2 :
Prelude & Fugue, BWV 879 No. 10
Prelude & Fugue BWV 879 No. 10  in E Minor by Bach piano sheet music
Key: E Minor Year: 1738
Level: 8 Period: Baroque
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (631 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Bach-Gesellschaft edition (1187 kB)

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xx Bach - Prelude and Fugue in e minor, BWV879 (WTC II)
February 17, 2012, 04:59:46 PM by andhow04

the prelude and fugue from the second book is a large set. the prelude is an ingenious invention, that attracted a lot of attention from theorists apparently even in bach's day (well, just after at least). a careful listen or glance at the score will show you that the main "inventio" contains both the opening line and its inversion, and bach builds on that by adding accompanying gestures and clever modulations.  musically it is not as satisfying for me but it is fascintating to study.

the fugue is really a large-scale piece, with a cadenza, and two dramatic fermata pauses, one before a climactic final subject intoned in the bass. it's oneo f those fugues with just a lot of notes, a lot of detail, a lot to listen to. but it's a grand and dramatic subject... bach apparently revised this fugue later on, adding one of the fermata sections if not both, and then changing a bass line in the last few bars, which i observe.

here's a link to e minor fro book I.


UPDATE 12/17/12 surreptitiously replaced this as the recording quality was bad, but i wonder if my recorder is starting to go out, because there is some kind of feedback issue that was not there before. anyways this is clearer at least

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