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Topic: "Harder" P&F from WTC II. (What do you think?)  (Read 1788 times)

Offline sandro2002

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"Harder" P&F from WTC II. (What do you think?)
on: June 24, 2017, 07:50:14 AM
Which Prelude and fugues (WTC II) are the most demanding from your point of view? I would like to know what you think (sorry if my grammar is messed up).

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Re: "Harder" P&F from WTC II. (What do you think?)
Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 08:56:51 AM
It's not an easy question to answer, because it can really vary from pianist to pianist - everybody has their strengths and weaknesses, and the p&f's are very diverse.
I can only say that I tried working on the one in G minor at several different occasions, but I could never finish it (sadly, I was never very good with Bach, but this was a whole new level of difficulty for me). The prelude is a very nuanced work that can be easily ruined (by me haha) and the fugue requires the player to have about 27,000 ears in order to hear every fine detail and theme (not to mention the technical difficulty).

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Re: "Harder" P&F from WTC II. (What do you think?)
Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 09:42:10 AM
Take this with a grain of salt since I've not learned any of the WTC, though I have played all of them.

The hardest prelude in my view is the B-flat major; the hardest fugue is... probably the G minor but I find a lot of them difficult in small ways (I also struggled with the F major and even the B minor).

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Re: "Harder" P&F from WTC II. (What do you think?)
Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 10:05:08 PM
The great f-sharp minor prelude and fugue has a triple fugue which is great fun to try to unravel and explore.  A great lyrical prelude.

The same can be said about the double fugue in the g-sharp minor one.

Although it's a three voice fugue, the c-sharp minor one is also really hard.  Super pretty prelude.

There's a lot of really great preludes and fugues in the second set with some really amazing counterpoint and harmonic explorations.  Have fun

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Re: "Harder" P&F from WTC II. (What do you think?)
Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 01:16:01 AM

Although it's a three voice fugue, the c-sharp minor one is also really hard.  Super pretty prelude.


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