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WTC I P/F F minor, BWV 857

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Uploaded by: PGoeth (03/04/13)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Freiberg Silbermann
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
Dear All, here is my version of WTC 1 Prelude and Fugue F minor, BWV 857.

Personally, I find the fugue of this pair quite difficult to play, and to me it forms (together with the Eb maj prelude, as well as the A maj and A min fugues) one of the most complex parts of WTC book 1. Looking at benchmark performances, one can note that the fugue of the F minor pair is interpreted both in a slow/thoughtful and a more aggressive, forward urging way. Personally, I find the latter more attractive, and I think the chosen registration of the Freiberg supports this case quite well.

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Please note that this recording is copyright protected. (c) Philip Goeth 2013, ISRC MT-A67-13-00010.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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