Bach WTC Book 2-8, Prelude & Fugue in D# minor

🎼🎶 Sunday, August 1, 2021
The eighth pair of preludes and fugues in Book II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier has a curious attribute: instead of being written in the key of E-flat minor (to match the preceding pair in E-flat major), it’s written in the “enharmonic”key of D-sharp minor. The difference cannot be heard or seen on the keys of the keyboard, but has only to do with how the music is written on the page: E-flat minor has six flats, while D-sharp minor has six sharps. Perhaps Bach wanted to challenge his pupils to be able to read in any key with equal fluency. 
András Schiff performs the Prelude and Fugue in D-sharp minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II.
Bach Nr 8 BWV 877 dis-Moll II Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Teil II Sonata Canzona András Schiff
Bach Nr 8 BWV 877 dis-Moll II Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Teil II Sonata Canzona András Schiff

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  • John Scialdone
    published this page in Daily Beethoven 2021-08-01 12:39:49 -0400

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