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 Post subject: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Hi,
after quite a lot of work and trouble I´m back with a further step to the completion of Well-tempered Clavier, book II, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Up to this moment I have recorded all preludes and fugues from c-major to g-minor in chromatic order.
The prelude is in the style of a French Ouverture (so I play it in double dotted rhythm). The fugue has a quite long subject with some nice and insistend tone repetitions. For me both, prelude and fugue, are quite contemplative and this "pair" is more of the "serious" ones. Like nearly in all of Bachs secular music one feels the religious sense also here in these pieces. (That´s just my personal feeling.)
I have decided to put prelude and fugue into one video and I will do that also in future, since they join together and built a unity.

Here is the link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDOjtrDDDH8&feature=plcp (BWV 885, peformed by Andreas Pfaul)

the mp3-file below contains exaclty the audio-track of the video:
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Bach-BWV885-pfaul.mp3

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:46 am 
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Excellent playing, and a noble conception of this pair. Having so recently recorded this myself, this is interesting to hear. I find the prelude a bit too slow (though mine is probably too quick) and IMO the prelude is more interesting when the dotted note values are observed exactly as written. The fugue is very nicely done, I like this calmer rendition whereas I always make a breathless romp of this fugue :D

My only objective quibble is in bar 13 of the prelude, where you play A-flat instead of A. I bet you did that on purpose, like a Persian carpet weaver who will deliberately insert a small error to point out that nothing and nobody is perfect.

Oh, got another quibble: can you please observe the naming and tagging rules ? There's a posting in the announcement forum. or you can look at recent existing recordings on the site (mine, in this case) and copy the name and tags.

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Excellent playing, and a noble conception of this pair.


Thanks for that, Chris!

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Having so recently recorded this myself, this is interesting to hear. I find the prelude a bit too slow (though mine is probably too quick) and IMO the prelude is more interesting when the dotted note values are observed exactly as written. The fugue is very nicely done, I like this calmer rendition whereas I always make a breathless romp of this fugue :D


It´s good, that there are some differences between our versions. :D


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My only objective quibble is in bar 13 of the prelude, where you play A-flat instead of A.


Damn, right! :evil:

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I bet you did that on purpose, like a Persian carpet weaver who will deliberately insert a small error to point out that nothing and nobody is perfect.


That´s nicely said. :D

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Oh, got another quibble: can you please observe the naming and tagging rules ? There's a posting in the announcement forum. or you can look at recent existing recordings on the site (mine, in this case) and copy the name and tags.


Okidoki, I will do my very best, not only at silvester. :wink: But I thought, I made everything right, I did it like last time. At least the file name is correct, so I will look after the ID-tags again.


Done, I have only changed the ID-tags after the rules in the announcement forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:28 pm 
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musicusblau wrote:
So, you mean, I should repost my file?

Yes ! Files must be perfectly named and tagged before they can go up.
Besides, I'm sure you'll want to correct that lone misread note :lol: :P

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
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See my re-upload above, please! No, I don´t want to correct that misread note, because I´m like a persian carpet weaver! :lol: :P

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
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musicusblau wrote:
See my re-upload above, please!

Getting better. But please, as per the fine documentation:

- No capital letters in filename (on Linux, that does matter)
- Only the composer's Last Name in the title

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No, I don´t want to correct that misread note, because I´m like a persian carpet weaver! :lol: :P

Ok great ! Now I can nag you with it forever :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
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Oh dear, times of nowadays are really complicated, hope it´s correct now.
Bach - Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885 (7:22)

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
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musicusblau wrote:
Oh dear, times of nowadays are really complicated

So true. Just the ability to play piano doesn't cut the mustard anymore :lol:
It's just a matter of reading the instructions really. Now all is ok except that the 'Composer' tag should have the last name only (as written in that posting).
But ok, we don't even use that tag so let's leave it at this. Just remember that uploading files with correct names and tags is to save your friendly admins
work and trouble ! As well as making all the automated scripts work properly. This one is on the site now.

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 Post subject: Re: Bach: Prelude and Fugue g-minor, WTC II, BWV 885
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Just remember that uploading files with correct names and tags is to save your friendly admins
work and trouble ! As well as making all the automated scripts work properly. This one is on the site now.


Thanks! As I said, I will do my very best, not only at silvester. (You know, I´m thinking of that sentence of the servant in "dinner for one" he makes at the end.) :lol:I think, next time I will just do it like with this file and all will be o.k., so I have not to read all the instructions again and again. :wink: Of course, I want to save our friendly admins work and trouble! :D

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