Prelude & Fugue

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude & Fugue in D minor

BWV539 • “Fiddle”

About this work...

This Prelude and Fugue derives its nickname, "Fiddle," from its source work, the Sonata for unaccompanied violin, BWV 1001. That work, conceived in G minor, is cast in four movements, but this Prelude and Fugue in D minor is largely a transcription of just its second-movement Fugue. As one can imagine, however, there i... read more