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Offline frederic

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Favourite Bach
on: January 24, 2003, 08:09:02 AM
I would like see what is everyones favourite Bach Prelude and Fugue. or anything else by Bach


It would be interesting.
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Offline MzrtMusic

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #1 on: January 24, 2003, 06:04:14 PM
Umm... My favorite Bach Prelude and Fugue is probably the one I'm playing now ;) It's No. 2 in c minor from Book I. I just really like the totally baroque sound you get from it! I also like NO. 5 and 6 from book I. They are in D Major and d minor.

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #2 on: January 24, 2003, 07:17:44 PM
Frederic:
Favorite P&F are F sharp from Book I and E major from Book II
Of the larger works:
Toccata in C minor, a very great work
Italian Concerto
Partita no. 4  Sounds wonderful on the piano

Ned

Offline SteveK

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #3 on: January 24, 2003, 07:28:42 PM
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, no. 2 BWV 847
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, no. 20 BWV 865 (the piece I'm working on)
Prelude and Fugue in B-flat, no. 21 BWV 866
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Offline Colette

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #4 on: January 26, 2003, 01:11:48 AM
what are your bach favorites, frederic? i'm playing one of the most beautiful/interesting ones now: prelude and fugue no. 3 in c sharp major, v. II.  gould plays this one like nobody else. i think i'm slipping into the gould style of playing this...can't have that.

Offline tosca1

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #5 on: January 26, 2003, 04:04:32 AM
I particularly love the Partita 1 in B flat BWV 825. Its seven short sections are beautifully contrasting and it ends with a joyous "Giga".

Offline dinosaurtales

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #6 on: January 26, 2003, 07:35:12 AM
Well, I'm not much on Bach - after a while it all sounds the same to me, but it is good for you - for hand independence and all.  I am currently working on the French Suite #2.  I don't find it too exciting, but my teacher thinks it's totally cool.
So much music, so little time........

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #7 on: January 27, 2003, 02:41:51 AM
Bach is notoriously hard for singers and it's not easy for pianists either.  The contrapuntal writing especially in the fugues of the "48" is enormously difficult and that possibly puts off many pianists.
The French Suites are delightful and more open in texture and it may be an opportunity to start a life long love of JSB...
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Offline trunks

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #8 on: April 07, 2004, 01:07:03 AM
My favourite Bach is the Prelude & Fugue in D minor (No.6 from Well-tempered Clavier Vol.2). Oh well, there was a personal story of mine attached to this work that I love it so much . . .

The E major Prelude & Fugue (No.9 from Vol.1) is another one I like very much, especially the Fugue.
Peter (Hong Kong)
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Offline sharon_f

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Re: Favourite Bach
Reply #9 on: April 07, 2004, 05:30:15 AM
Favorite Preludes & Fugues - Both from WTC I:  No. 4 in C # minor  and No. 21 in B-flat major.
I also love the Partita #2 in C minor and the C minor Fantasia.
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