BACH, J.S.: Well-Tempered Clavier (The), Book 2 (Landowska) () -It is the first prelude and fugue in the second book of The Well-Tempered Clavier , a series of 48 preludes and fugues in every major and minor key. Unlike the Prelude in C major that opens book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier , which consists mostly of broken chords, this prelude features a continuously flowing sequence of melodic ideas that Cecil Gray , p. It develops without break or pause, without arrivals of significance, from beginning to end. The uninterrupted flow of notes tends to conceal the fact that the prelude as a whole is carefully constructed. Tovey continues, "with the middle of bar 5, the design begins to develop":. The entire passage of bars 5 to 13 is then repeated, with some small alterations, a perfect fourth higher in bars 20 to The concluding bars follow, with a final cadence in C major, the only decisive point of arrival in the entire piece:.
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Wanda Landowska, who continued to perform and record up to her death in , was renowned as the greatest harpsichordist of the first half of the twentieth century. Perhaps because there is no trace of bitterness. This music, even if it describes rebellion or anguish, fortifies us. Bach, Johann Sebastian. Composer s : Bach, Johann Sebastian. Artist s : Landowska, Wanda.
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV (Bach, Johann Sebastian) Composition Year, ca. in Das wohltemperierte Klavier II (No). Genre Categories.
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The Well-Tempered Clavier , BWV —, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys , composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. In Bach's time Clavier keyboard was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments , most typically a harpsichord or clavichord — but not excluding an organ either. Bach gave the title Das Wohltemperirte Clavier to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated , composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study". Each set contains twenty-four pairs of prelude and fugue. The rising chromatic pattern continues until every key has been represented, finishing with a B minor fugue. In Bach's own time just one similar collection was published, by Johann Christian Schickhardt — , whose Op.
Tonic Chord May 8, Tonic Pedal in the Bass part, with the Dominant Pedal reiterated in semiquavers sixteenth notes in the Treble part Bars Ending with a Perfect Cadence in the key of the Dominant, D; double bar. Dominant Pedal in the Bass part, with the same reiterated in the Alto part Bars Tonic Pedal in the Bass part Bars Ending with a Perfect Cadence in the key of the Tonic, G.