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Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544
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Recordings
'Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues' (CDD22062)
Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22062  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Movement 1: Prelude
Track 8 on CDD22062 CD1 [5'49] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 8 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [5'49] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 9 on CDD22062 CD1 [5'07] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 9 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [5'07] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544
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This is one of the most original of the last great preludes and fugues from the Leipzig years, the Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544. The prelude, in an advanced and highly decorated Rococo style, combines grace and grandeur in an individual marriage between the older fugal techniques and the newer expressive harmony induced by frequent appoggiature. The fugue, particularly closely crafted and on two subjects, achieves over and above the contrapuntal ingenuity an inevitability of growth and profundity of thought remarkable even for Bach.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

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