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Offline leo_t7

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Repertoire advice for Bach-centered recital
« on: June 06, 2021, 10:45:13 PM »
The first half of my senior recital I will be giving next spring is centered around the music of J. S. Bach. As it stands, I am planning on performing the Bach/Brahms Chaconne, the Busoni Fantasia nach J. S. Bach, and ending with the first five contrapuncti from The Art of Fugue.

As that is a lot of pretty heavy music back-to-back, I'm hoping for a shorter, somewhat contrasting piece of music to interpose between the Chaconne and the Fantasy. I would like a piece that is a transcription of Bach's music or is written by one of his pre-Baroque predecessors or inspirations. I'd also prefer if it were in A major/minor.

Some current ideas I have include:
  • Bach/Busoni - Adagio from BWV 564 (A minor and brief, although similarly heavy and dark
  • Gibbons - Pavane and Gaillard (possible candidate; thoughts?)
  • Kerll - Passacaglia in D minor (not A minor, somewhat heavy, maybe too similar in structure to Chaconne)
  • Bach/Rachmaninoff - Gavotte (not A minor, short and light, but maybe too light and not serious enough?)
  • Byrd - Fantasia (A minor, possible candidate)[\li]
I'd appreciate any feedback you can offer on the above ideas, as well as any other repertoire suggestions you might have.
Working on:
Bach - The Art of Fugue, Contrapuncti I-V
Busoni - Fantasia after J. S. Bach
Liszt - Reminiscences de Norma

Piano Street's Digital Sheet Music Library

Brahms: Study after a Chaconne by Bach (for left hand only), no 5
piano sheet music of Study after a Chaconne by Bach (for left hand only)


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Re: Repertoire advice for Bach-centered recital
«Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 03:28:07 AM »
BuxWV 161 transcription for piano


The organ version for context



Have a listen to BWV 582 to see what Bach did with this form.

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Re: Repertoire advice for Bach-centered recital
«Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 04:54:28 AM »


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Re: Repertoire advice for Bach-centered recital
«Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 02:09:36 PM »
Theyre all cool but 5 "VD minor (visitor edit : lol)" is especially dope
And the fugue theme is  in ,you'll se
Pdq Bach the short tempered clavier , preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys ( except for the really hard ones )


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Re: Repertoire advice for Bach-centered recital
«Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 10:55:11 PM »
Theyre all cool but 5 "VD minor (visitor edit : lol)" is especially dope
And the fugue theme is  in ,you'll se
Pdq Bach the short tempered clavier , preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys ( except for the really hard ones )



You're quite the fan of The Short-Tempered Clavier, aren't you? ;)

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Re: Repertoire advice for Bach-centered recital
«Reply #5 on: June 14, 2021, 01:57:09 PM »
You're quite the fan of The Short-Tempered Clavier, aren't you? ;)
guilty he's super talented and the music is underrated but totally hilarious