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The most uploaded Bach's Preludes and fugues on CCH


Yesterday, I wondered which Bach's préludes (or fantasias, or toccatas) and fugues had been the most often uploaded on CCH.
Today, I counted, with the following conventions :
- live performances only
- only if the prelude AND the fugue were both uploaded by the same player (If he choosed to make two separate consecutive uploads for the prelude and for the fugue, the whole is counted for 1 upload).

The winner is the C major BWV 545 PF (the one you never hear in concert !!!! !).
It is closely followed by the e minor BWV 533 PF (Cathedral) and, not a big surprise, THE BWV 565 TF (those were two Bach the most often played during the 1880-1930 period)
Not very far behind, we find the G major BWV 541 PF, the passacaglia BWV 582, the g minor BWV 542 FF and the two big Leipzig's PF in b minor (544) and C major (547).
The Dorian TF (538), F major TF (540) and C major TAF rank in the middle, but with a good deal of uploads with the toccata only (so, not counted).

There are surely mistakes, but the great trends are may be roughly correct.

BWV Type Tone Uploads
1 545 Prélude and fugue C major 26
2 533 Prélude and fugue e minor small 24
3 565 Toccata and fugue d minor 22
4 541 Prélude and fugue G major 20
4 582 Passacaglia c minor 20
6 542 Fantasy and fugue g minor 19
7 544 Prélude and fugue b minor 17
7 547 Prélude and fugue C major big 17
9 543 Prélude and fugue a minor 13
10 548 Prélude and fugue e minor big 12
10 552 Prélude and fugue E flat major 12
12 534 Prélude and fugue f minor 10
12 538 Toccata and fugue d minor Dorian 10
12 540 Toccata and fugue F major 10
15 532 Prélude and fugue D major 9
15 549 Prélude and fugue c minor small 9
17 535 Prélude and fugue g minor 8
17 546 Prélude and fugue c minor big 8
17 564 Toccata and fugue C major 8
17 561 Fantasy and fugue a minor 8
20 539 Prélude and fugue d minor (fiddle) 7
21 537 Fantasy and fugue c minor 6
22 531 Prélude and fugue C major small 5
22 536 Prélude and fugue A major 5
24 566 Toccata and fugue E or C major 3
25 550 Prélude and fugue G major 2
26 551 Prélude and fugue a minor small 1
by PLRT
Oct 7, 2019 03:08 PM

Replies (2)

RE: The most uploaded Bach's Preludes and fugues on CCH

This is a very interesting statistic, and since I couldn't play any of them in a way you would like to listen to, I am very happy that there are so many beautiful recordings of this valuable organ literature!
by Insulaner
Oct 7, 2019 03:52 PM

RE: The most uploaded Bach's Preludes and fugues on CCH

Yes, interestng, indeed !

Is there a "forgotten" one ? a never-uploaded JSB work here ?
by sesquialtera
Oct 12, 2019 01:04 PM

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