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Prelude and Fugue in D Minor BWV 875

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach's Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 875, is part of his "The Well-Tempered Clavier," Book II, composed around 1742. This collection consists of 24 pairs of preludes and fugues in all major and minor keys. Bach's inspiration for these works was to explore the possibilities of well-tempered tuning systems, making each piece a study in harmonic relationships. The Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 875, is a striking example of Bach's mastery of counterpoint and tonal exploration. It stands as a testament to his innovative approach to keyboard composition and remains a cornerstone of the Baroque keyboard repertoire.

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Prelude and Fugue in D Minor BWV 875

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Join Bach-specialist Evan Shinners for a look at the Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 875 – one of the more approachable works from Book Two of the Well-Tempered Clavier. The Prelude exists in an earlier version, which Shinners plays through for comparison purposes. The fugue features one of Bach's chromatic subjects, which sets the tone for the work and gives the opening its brooding, lamenting character. Shinners offers historically-informed guidance on matters of tempo, ornamentation, and articulation, and demonstrates how to choreograph some of the trickier passagework on a modern piano. He ends with a walk-through of the work, breaking down the technical and musical challenges in each phrase.

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