Invention No.4

Johann Sebastian Bach

Invention No.4 in D minor

BWV775 • “2-Part Inventions: Invention No.4”

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Despite its minor key, Bach's fourth invention has a pleasant, swaying feel thanks to the smoothly rolling, up-and-down contour of its right-hand melody. The left hand picks up the theme, but supports it with independent though related material rather than mimicking it in strict canon. Long, imposing trills intrude upo... read more