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Fugue in E major, HWV612
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circa 1717 ?

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'Handel: Harpsichord Suites' (CDD22045)
Handel: Harpsichord Suites
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Fugue in E major, HWV612
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The E major Fugue was probably written about the same time as the ‘Six’ (1717) and has a springy arpeggiated subject which glimmers but is hardly celestial. The published ending, wavering in parallel sixths over a dominant pedal, has been dismissed as ‘inauthentic’, and replaced by a Handelian cliché, for better or worse.

from notes by Wilfrid Mellers © 1995

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