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Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (1.Fantasia)

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Uploaded by: sanden (06/24/15)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Main Organ - 1973 Marcussen & Son
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Baroque
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The Fantasia and Fugue in G minor was composed immediately after the death of his wife, Maria Barbara, in 1720.
The great and wonderful drama of Fantasy, which evokes this event so painful, begins with a toccata episode, in which there is a game virtuoso not an end in itself, accompanied by dissonant chords that evoke the drama.
Follows a contrapuntal episode, which I think suggests resignation, but it is suddenly interrupted by a return to drama, marked by very innovative and dissonant harmonies, called "hardness et ligature".
Back then the issue of resignation, again followed by a progression that leads in the final episode extremely virtuosic and dramatic.


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