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J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XVI in g minor, Book I

The g minor Prelude shows Bach in full-blown Scriabin mode: trills as varied expressive, textural and generative instruments. On the piano, it’s possible to use a trill to radiantly generate…

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XV in G Major, Book I

Here’s my latest recording from my survey of The Well-Tempered Clavier. In response to listeners’ requests and suggestions about the recorded sound, I’ve shifted the AMT M40 down further away…

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XIV in f# minor, Book I

One of my earliest teachers described an Allemande as a dance between teacher and pupil. I’ve never found any historical basis for this description, but this all but strictly two-voiced…

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