Bach WTC Book 2-7, Prelude & Fugue in E flat Major

🎼🎶 Saturday, July 31, 2021
The Prelude and Fugue number 7 in E-flat from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier bears the  description “Tanz Präludium Ricercar”. The “Tanz” part is easy – the prelude has a delightful dance motif; but what does Ricercar mean? The Italian verb “ricercare” means to seek out, and the Ricercar is an early type of fugue in which the key is sought out through the contrapuntal development.
Some of Beethoven's grandest works were in E flat major, including the Eroica Symphony no. 3 and the Emperor Piano Concerto no. 5.
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876

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  • John Scialdone
    published this page in Daily Beethoven 2021-07-31 09:10:46 -0400

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