The Well-Tempered Clavier – Part 1

Walkthrough - Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C Minor (4)

Prelude: Bar 34

This chord should come as something of a surprise. You may play a solid chord, or spread it from the bass up, or even arpeggiate it down and then back up if you wish: The Adagio section is a recitative. While attention should be paid to the rhythmical values (observe the changing note beams carefully), these two bars should sound free. A double (or multiple) mordant works well here. Prelude: Bars 37 - 38 Relax the...

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