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J. S. Bach—The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One

Lecture no. 2 from the course: The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

J. S. Bach—The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One

Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 48 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

As a point of entry to this vastly influential work, learn about the aesthetic of the High Baroque, with its duality of exuberant expression and intellectual control. Define the highly controlled fugue as a “polyphonic” musical form, and the free-form prelude that precedes each fugue in Bach’s scheme. Then explore the “well tempered” tuning system and Bach’s encyclopedic use of musical genres in the sublime preludes and fugues that make up this work.

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