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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:20 pm 
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While postprocessing my recording of the Bach Italian Concerto, I was struck by the wonderful symmetry of the 3 movements. The outer movements are exactly the same in length as well as amplitude, see picture. What genius !



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Does that happen with any of his other works?


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Does that happen with any of his other works?

Sheesh, dunno.... Will find out once I've recorded and postprocessed them all :twisted:
Might be a while.

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Might be a while.


Ha, just contact that devil again. You'll be done tomorrow. :wink:


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THAT explains how genius Bach was... Don't expect anything like this from anyone else...
However, wasn't there a piece that was so special because it's played backwards exactly the same as forward?

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His Fugue Nr.10 in E minor, Book One, WTC is perfectly symmetrical.

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That was pretty cool! :D Bach made a couple of these things. As when he signs his last fuga of the KDF with B-A-C-H and many figurations becomes 14 ((B)2 + (A)1 + (C)3 + (H)8 = 14). He was not only a genious musician but also a great mathematican.

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However, wasn't there a piece that was so special because it's played backwards exactly the same as forward?

Yes but that's not by Bach. It is the last fugue from Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis.

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