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Topic: What's the best Bach's prelude from "The well-tempered Clavier I"?  (Read 3267 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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The D Minor is one of the easiest and one of the best at the same time  :)
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Offline prongated

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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!

Offline teresa_b

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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. 

Have fun!
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Offline persona

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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.

Offline ganymed

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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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Offline kimba1055

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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.

Offline opus10no2

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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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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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Offline rc

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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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my favorite preludes,

book 1 E-major and Bflat-minor

good enough to be played as individual pieces IMO.



Offline desordre

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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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Offline nightingale11

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Offline drone

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Prelude no. 1 of the WTK, in C Major. :)

Offline el nino

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e minor
 

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