The 2nd prelude, in C-Minor, is a dramatic, almost mechanical creation where The piece has tempo indications from Bach, a rarity, in that bar 28 is marked. An analysis of J.S Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C minor, BWV , from the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1. A detailed guide that. 2 in C Minor, BWV Fugue by Glenn Gould on Amazon Music. the Album Glenn Gould plays Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II, BWV
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Bach: Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C minor, BWV 847 Analysis
It is the second prelude and fugue in the first book of The Well-Tempered Claviera series of 48 preludes and fugues by the composer.
The prelude is 38 bars long, and consists mostly of a repeating motif. The motif consists of running sixteenth notes in the form of broken chords in both hands.
Below are the first four bars of the prelude:. The prelude continues like so for 33 bars, with different harmony and changes of key.
Bach – Prelude and Fugue No.2 c minor, BWV ( free piano sheet )
The coda begins at the 34th bar, where a sudden change of texture and tempo occurs. In the first bar of the coda, an arpeggiated chord is followed by a rapid succession of thirty-second notes. This new motif is repeated twice, after which a succession of sixteenth notes ends the prelude on a picardy third.
The fugue is 31 bars long, and is written for 3 voices. Below is the two measure subject of the fugue, which starts in the middle voice:.
Prelude No 2 in C Minor, BWV | The Well-Tempered Clavier, by J.S. Bach
Just like most fugues in the baroque period, the subject is then repeated in the top voice in the dominant key G minorand then preluce once more in the lowest voice, again in the home key.
The fugue then continues with a developmentand then another repetition of the subject in the home key.
Just like the prelude, the fugue ends with a picardy third. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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