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What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"? (Read 2621 times)

Offline hellfire

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I was just wondering because I want to start a new one, and I have no idea which it should be. (My first new topic  ;D)
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Offline counterpoint

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 09:18:28 AM »
The D Minor is one of the easiest and one of the best at the same time  :)
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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007, 10:12:58 AM »
G#minor from BkII IMO

Not knowing a lot of WTKs, it's the greatest P&F I've ever played. The fugue is very deep - like a sacred inner journey.

EDIT: oops BkI only >< sorry!

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 11:46:06 AM »
There is no "Best" one, but if you want one that is lovely and not too difficult, go for the B-flat (no 21?) or the E major (no 9).  I like the G Major (no 15) also, but it does have a rather long fugue. 

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 01:51:48 AM »
I agree with counterpoint. The one in d minor is the one I like best. You might also want to check out the two part invention in a minor (Nš 13), it's as easy and beautiful as the prelude.

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 01:58:10 PM »
Sinfonia no 11 is awesome :) very very melodious. I know its not from the WTC but as nice as the one in Dm =D
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I was just wondering because I want to start a new one, and I have no idea which it should be. (My first new topic  ;D)
play the fuga xxii book 2  very hard but the best.

Offline jakev2.0

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Yes, I love that one...and esp. that performance! Maybe we can get along after all, Kimba.

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Book 1 A minor prelude is fury.
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Offline mephisto

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True, but it's also very difficult, only one I have seriosuly studied too.

Offline richy321

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 08:04:30 PM »
The D major prelude (no. 5) is delightful and not too difficult.  It's a good one to perfect the leggiero touch on.   The fugue is equally enjoyable and quite unusual in that it calls for the Baroque practice of over-dotting to give it a certain "swing".  Have fun with it.

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #11 on: May 01, 2007, 08:28:36 PM »
Typically I like whatever happened to be the last Bach piece I learned ;D  3 in C# is a lot of fun for the fingers - you can just let 'er rip!

I really like listening to 17 in Ab, something cheerful, would be fun to play.  It'll probably be the next prelude I learn.

Offline nasalstein

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 10:09:54 AM »
my favorite preludes,

book 1 E-major and Bflat-minor

good enough to be played as individual pieces IMO.




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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007, 02:38:08 AM »
G#minor from BkII IMO

Not knowing a lot of WTKs, it's the greatest P&F I've ever played. The fugue is very deep - like a sacred inner journey.

EDIT: oops BkI only >< sorry!
Dear Prongated:
 Would you excuse me for a joke? The best prelude from the first book is actually in the second one? Oh, well...poor little first book...  8)

 Serious now: although I really like several numbers, my top one is the c-minor. I only hope my own version could be as good as I wish to.
 Best!
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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #15 on: May 04, 2007, 09:48:46 PM »
Prelude no. 1 of the WTK, in C Major. :)

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Re: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?
«Reply #16 on: May 04, 2007, 11:19:19 PM »
e minor