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Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 883 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)
Home Help Search. Member Posts: Comments are welcome. This is a very polished and professional achievement! There's something, however, about the prelude that gives me an uneasy feeling.
The gently swaying, two-part movement of the 'Prelude in F-sharp major', BWV , makes it sound deceptively simple. After a short canonic opening, the right hand is restricted to a somewhat rambling melody in an endless festoon of notes grouped in threes, whereby the first of the three is often missing. The left hand remains alert and adds the missing note, so that the upper voice keeps up. With only an occasional melodic outpouring, the bass gently and swiftly steers the melody to a safe haven. The fugue opens with a robust theme that is parried by a briskly bouncing second part.