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#2188963 - 11/26/13 11:55 PM Bach Prelude and Fugue in F# minor (WTCII)  
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Here is a rough recording of a Bach Prelude and Fugue. Any constructive comments are greatly appreciated.

https://app.box.com/s/y58xj9r63yr2dwjpymn8

#2188975 - 11/27/13 12:25 AM Re: Bach Prelude and Fugue in F# minor (WTCII) [Re: Rob00996]  
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There are some things I really like.. the evenness of the trills is really stunning. The tempo is stable and the notes are solid. I find myself wanting more variety in articulation, dynamics and the weighting between voices; I'm not going to say that it has to be romanticized, but even a simple 'terraced' approach would give it some interest.

The harpsichords of Bach's time had a much less uniform sound than the modern piano, which made it easier to distinguish and follow the different voices. On the piano it's necessary to go a little further so that the counterpoint can be easily followed.

#2189875 - 11/28/13 11:35 PM Re: Bach Prelude and Fugue in F# minor (WTCII) [Re: Rob00996]  
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While the tempo is stable and the notes solid, the overall interpretation here is rather one dimensional and not very interesting. After hearing your other recordings I know you can do so much more with this. I'm sending you a PM with a link to another performance - which may (or may not) help you rethink your approach to this P&F.


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