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Suggestions for Bach?

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by echoyjeff222, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. echoyjeff222

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to find a new Bach piece to play. I can't help myself, it's been too long without Bach! I played the prelude and fugue in a flat from book 1 a while ago, and I was hoping to get some suggestions for another piece to start learning. Thanks!
     
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    I never understand this kind of request. Surely you listen to lots of music and know which things you'd like to play and which not ? What does it help you if everyone tells you what their personal favorite piece is ? If you really have no preference (could be that you love all Bach pieces equally, it's possible) why not pick a random number in the range 1-48 and
    do the corresponding WTC pair ? Better still, buy the book(s) and dip into it/them randomly and regularly.
     
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    Well as they say, it's not brain surgery. I can see how with a keyboard output as robust as Bach's, it might help to have some points of departure. Not everyone fancies himself a Bach guru as you do.

    Anyhow, Jeff, if you're looking to do something other than a WTC pair, I might suggest one of the French suites, which work wonderfully on the piano and are melodically some of the most pleasing among his keyboard works. There are also the English Suites and the Partitas, but those may be a bit of a stretch for you at your current technical level (at least what I've heard; could be wrong of course).

    The Italian Concerto is another decent starting point for a bigger, non-WTC Bach piece.
     

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