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Bach D minor Concerto

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by Anonymous, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    guess what i played the bach D minor concerto MVt. 1 allegro in a competition, though
    i didn't win I played well.. and I reccomend this piece to anyone looking for a concerto
    also to learn how to perform (larger works of) Bach in public...

  2. lol_nl

    lol_nl Member Trusted Member

    Jun 14, 2006
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    Do you think this concerto is easier than the easiest Mozart Concerto? Otherwise I won't start on it.

    I want to learn some more Bach in my extra time, because I'm really bad at it.
  3. arensky

    arensky New Member

    Jun 11, 2006
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    Both Bach and Mozart have very exposed textures but Bach is so intricate and polyphonic that it's much harder than any Mozart imo. In Mozart you have a melody and an accompaniment which gives you something familiar to hang on to. Imagine the hardest two part invention and add imitative orchestral parts, and then the obligatory (in school anyway) memorization factor. For me Mozart is much easier, although both are very exposed.

    Heh the more Bach you play the better you get at it. And Bach will be a great teacher (the best) when you are older and don't have a flesh and blood teacher. I would fill that gap in your repertoire.
  4. Anonymous

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    well im proud to say i learned it finally. and i have a pretty good recording however
    forgot at school to share when i get back there in two weeks.

    i have to say learning the bach was difficult however the rythm is very static meaning
    constant 16ths notes... if you can mentally get over the hump of a constant rythm
    it is quite easy.

    there are difficult passages but also many easy ones. i would say its about the same
    level as mozart.

    the cadenza in particular, though i play it crap! is also quite easy compared to most
    concerto cadenzas, also its short.

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