A question of interpretation

Here’s the beginning of Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier (the second Prelude in C) and below it you can listen to a performance of these three bars (or thereabouts) by seven of the most famous Bach interpreters:

Prelude C 2 open

Here’s Bach for every taste from high romance to strict puritanism. Which do you prefer? Come along on Wednesday, listen and then – if you feel moved to – air your views.

Course materials:

… and below (they’re not going away!) is some general stuff – useful for intervals, key signatures, etc.


Cycle of 5ths

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