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Bachcast 55: Fugue in G minor, BWV 885


This is in fact the 54th episode, but I got ahead of myself in the recording. Our next podcast will be #54, so enjoy here #55.

This fugue is a great example of great things in small packages. Bach's use of counterpoint is heightened when two voices highlight his countersubject and subject when the rhythmic motifs align to allow harmonization of the themes.

Performances include:

  • Brad Mehldau, After Bach
  • Christophe Rousset, The Well-Tempered Clavier I&II
  • Emerson Quartet, Bach Fugues
  • The Bach Players, Bach Arranging and Arranged
  • Angela Hewitt, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
  • Fretwork, Alio Modo

Bachcast 56: Partita no. 3 for violin, BWV 1006/1006a

Bachcast 54: Partita no. 1, BWV 1002