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Offline alpacinator1

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Favorite Bach P+F
« on: November 21, 2007, 12:51:18 AM »
Which is your favorite bach prelude and Fugue? My favorite is XXI from the Well-Tempered Clavier book 1. I like it because the prelude is kind of crazy, and the fugue doesn't sound as wierd and atonal as most fugues do.
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Offline dnephi

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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 01:17:15 AM »
BWV 547, "Wedge."

And are you  kidding?  Almost no fugues sound weird and atonal.
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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007, 03:20:46 PM »
I love the C sharp minor fugue of book 1 and also the prelude of course!! masterful composition
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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007, 04:27:40 PM »
definately book 1 c# minor.

listended to it hundreds of times and still don't have enough.

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and the fugue doesn't sound as wierd and atonal as most fugues do.
Bach fugues sound very tonal. And there's not one fugue i'd call weird...there are weird fugues, but those are modern.
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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007, 05:44:17 PM »
f sharp major in book II is great
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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 07:20:17 PM »
I love the Bb minor from book I, the prelude at least. I must have played the fugue at some point but I don't remember how it goes. And of course the C minor, everybody no doubt has fond memories of that as your first or second Bach prelude.

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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #6 on: November 22, 2007, 11:01:26 PM »
g# minor, Book I

Offline ganymed

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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #7 on: November 22, 2007, 11:47:39 PM »
BWV 547, "Wedge."

And are you  kidding?  Almost no fugues sound weird and atonal.

He doesnt seem to be that way off
I recently watched a video where Rosalyn Tureck discusses  aspects of Atonality in bachs music.
Watch this video

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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #8 on: November 23, 2007, 03:05:05 AM »
My vote goes for c#- bk.I as well.  I am also very fond of the "Wedge".  My friend says it's extremely difficult. 

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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 07:57:32 AM »
Book 2 D minor, or Number 6.

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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #10 on: December 08, 2007, 02:10:45 PM »
Either the seemingly popular c# minor from the first book, or the g minor (also book one).

And of course the C minor, everybody no doubt has fond memories of that as your first or second Bach prelude.

Heh, first. :D
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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 03:48:51 PM »
which fugue has the name "wedge"?
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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #12 on: December 08, 2007, 04:19:16 PM »
21 and 22 from book I
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Re: Favorite Bach P+F
«Reply #13 on: December 08, 2007, 05:17:52 PM »
which fugue has the name "wedge"?

Hehe it's actually a prelude and fugue written for organ.  The name wedge comes from the fact that the fugue's subject starts with alternating notes close together that grow further apart, thus looking like a wedge on the sheet music.  Apparently, from my little knowledge of organ repertoire, it's one of the most difficult fugues.