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Topic: What to learn after Prelude and Fugue in c minor in Bach's WTC?  (Read 699 times)

Offline doubleconcerto

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I learned both over the summer and felt like I played them at a satisfactory level. What piece in the WTC would be a logical next step from these two? Ideally, I'd like to learn a prelude followed by a fugue (sequential).

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Re: What to learn after Prelude and Fugue in c minor in Bach's WTC?
Reply #1 on: December 19, 2023, 05:33:18 AM
The D Major P&F from Book 1's a good one. Most people don't think it's too hard, there's many recurring patterns. I had a bit of trouble on the prelude but it's not too bad, and the fugues's quite simple even though it's 4 voices.
Schubert sonatas are amazing and I want to learn all of them eventually! My favorites are D 960, D 959, D 840, D 568, and D 894.

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Re: What to learn after Prelude and Fugue in c minor in Bach's WTC?
Reply #2 on: December 19, 2023, 12:31:36 PM
I agree that the D major fugue from Book I is not too hard. And the prelude does not have to go by at light speed - at a moderate tempo it's still interesting and not that hard. The D minor Prelude and Fugue are also good. The prelude sounds harder than it actually is, and sounds fine at a less than presto tempo. The fugue is only slightly harder than the C minor, and it's sort of fun because it uses inversion of the subject, which the C minor does not.

Offline jaquet

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Re: What to learn after Prelude and Fugue in c minor in Bach's WTC?
Reply #3 on: December 19, 2023, 03:11:22 PM
i would learn the one in b flat major book 1, its a very fun piece
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