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    The new project

    Well, this could break me, but giving it a go.
    Last night I started learning BWV 546

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    We all have the greatest confidence in you Jonesy.

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    You have great determination, Jonesey ... it's a wonderful piece, one that I've not yet played.

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    I will probably be laughed at loud, but I think that is one of the most boring pieces of Bach. Nothing really happens in the piece. I prefer pieces with more motion and variety. It's a matter of taste of course and I wish you luck. I played the piece when I studied in mid 90's but never since.

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    FinnViking - well, that's the beauty of music, what's good for one person isn't good for another. As you say, a matter of taste.
    I'm enjoying learning it, and it suits my taste, style and ability right now

    Lars - I've only just started ... why don't you do it as well and we can compare notes (no pun intended) when we both have it cracked!
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    A musician should only play what he likes and enjoys himself - so you are on the right track! Good luck!

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    JONESEY - keep at it. I regard this as a great piece.
    Last edited by pcnd5584; Apr-27-2013 at 09:53.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinnViking View Post
    I will probably be laughed at loud, but I think that is one of the most boring pieces of Bach. Nothing really happens in the piece. I prefer pieces with more motion and variety. It's a matter of taste of course and I wish you luck. I played the piece when I studied in mid 90's but never since.

    I would not laugh at you - but I disagree entirely with your viewpoint.


    I have played the piece in public on many occasions, and it has always been well received. Although I like the stately flow of the prelude, I find the architecture of the fugue
    particularly satisfying . It works well in several different ways. However, I prefer to begin this fugue with all the 8ft. foundations coupled, and gradually increase (at appropriate points) to the full organ - minus the chamade, of course. I regard the last section as approaching the sublime.

    I should choose this prelude and fugue over the tedious, hackneyed '565' any day.

    FinnViking - listen to it again - really listen. If you are looking for superficial excitement, in the form of scale-passages, or arpeggio figuration, or perhaps dramatic chord sequences, then this might not be the piece for you. However, if you can look beyond such surface 'enjoyment', and appreciate the real substance of this superb composition, then you may well be able to appreciate it in an entirely new way.

    The manner in which the fugue grows from the inauspicious announcement of the subject, to the bold, exhilarating final, grand harmonisation, I find eminently satisfying.

    Last edited by pcnd5584; Apr-27-2013 at 19:59.
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