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Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542

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Uploaded by: jocr (10/24/12)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: OrganArt Media
Sample Set: 1686/1860 Bosch-F.C. Schnitger, Vollenhove, Netherlands
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
Description:
Flashes of mad genius alternate with patches of calm serenity in the Fantasia, giving an idea of what it might have been like to hear the Master improvise. A famous short passage [3:00] that is usually accelerated and built up dynamically is softened and slowed down. The fugue has two subjects, a long, cheerful one that modulates through several keys and a more purposeful counter-subject (D-G-F#-G) that establishes a firm hold on whatever key Bach has migrated to at the time. [11:09]
Performance: MIDI
Recorded in: Stereo
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