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Topic: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue  (Read 281 times)

Offline sonata_5

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Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
on: May 21, 2024, 11:26:52 PM
What is your favorite Bach pair of pieces with a fugue and an introductory piece? It has to be from the pair and it can be from the wtc, the little prelude and fugue, toccata and fugues, or a miscellaneous work like the chromatic fantasia and fugue.
I am currently working on:
Bach p&f in c minor wtc book 1
Beethoven op 2 no 1 first movement
Chopin Black keys etude

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Re: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #1 on: May 22, 2024, 02:23:38 AM
I love the WTC 1's C-sharp Major Prelude and Fugue for the pastoral pulse and jaunty nature. That's closely followed by the remarkable counterpoint in the C-sharp Minor P&F from the same book.
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: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #2 on: May 22, 2024, 10:09:11 AM
WTC I, C# minor.

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Re: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #3 on: May 22, 2024, 12:12:31 PM
WTC 1 C# minor for me as well lol. Haven't heard all of them though, so that opinion might change.
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Re: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #4 on: May 22, 2024, 03:03:59 PM
I love the C sharp minor too but I also love the one in Eb/d# minor. I also love the last one of book 1 mainly because of the fugue. I love the chromatic feeling of the subject. Also the f minor in book 1 bc the prelude is gorgeous and the c minor and f minor of book 2.
I am currently working on:
Bach p&f in c minor wtc book 1
Beethoven op 2 no 1 first movement
Chopin Black keys etude

Offline frodo4

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Re: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #5 on: May 22, 2024, 05:35:00 PM
Including organ works, my favorite is Prelude and "Saint Anne" fugue in Eb major, BWV 552.

Not including organ, my favorite is Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903.

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Re: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #6 on: May 22, 2024, 07:19:52 PM
Just discovered this fine performance of BWV 552 - the greatest work ever written in this category IMO.

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Re: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #7 on: May 23, 2024, 07:21:05 AM
I love the St/ Anne but it doesn't work for piano...
I love the B-flat minor prelude and fugue from WTC1, Sounds so mature.

Offline jaquet

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Re: Favorite Bach prelude and fugue
Reply #8 on: May 23, 2024, 08:04:58 PM
b flat major (book 1) is fun, a little difficult but nothing slow practice cant help
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