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WTC I P/F Eb major, BWV 852

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Uploaded by: PGoeth (11/30/12)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: St. Georgenkirche Gottfried Silbermann
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
Here is my version of WTC 1 Prelude and Fugue Eb major, BWV 852. I believe the trombone-type sounds of the MDA Georgenkirche Silbermann are very beautiful and fit well to this piece.

Since ages, I find the (fugal) prelude quite difficult to play, as one needs to find a certain balance in the constant flow of motives. The steady organ sounds support the flow nicely, and so finally I found what I was looking for in the simple principal and Rohrflöte combination of the Sibermann Rötha. What a speaking instrument! :)

The fugue, on the other hand, is a very "thankful" piece for the interpreter. A good friend of mine once asked me: "with this incredible prelude, do we really need the Jodel-fugue as a consequence?". It was of course ironic, and we both agree: yes, we need it. :)

If you want to know more about my WTC project, please go to , the website that accompanies my activities and adds reviews of namable recordings and musical analysis.

Please note that this recording is copyright protected. (c) Philip Goeth 2012, ISRC MT-A67-12-00045
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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