I´m coming nearer to the completion of book II of WTC, there "only" are five preludes and fugues to go, phew.
For some private reasons I had to be off for a longer period, but I will continue the completion of WTC II has I have planed step by step.
The prelude in a-major for me has a blightful, but more calm and inner character. It´s inspired by a continuous flow in triplets and its subject wanders through every voice like it is typical in Bachs preludes.
The fugue for me is a bit more exoteric, but blightful, too. The subject has a certain distribution of stress - or should the right word be "tension"? - (german: Spannungsverlauf): after two "start-ups" (Anläufe) beginning from the tonica, it´s coming to its highpoint, and after this highpoint the melody goes down quite immediately to the third. I´m trying to bring out this structural idea of the composition and to voice out the theme as always.
I hope, you can enjoy this new recording made on my freshly tuned grand.
Here is the link to the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLkVNGkBXmQ
Here is the mp3-file (=sound-track of the video):Bach - Prelude and Fugue a-major, BWV 888 (4:07)