Prelude & Fugue No.8

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude & Fugue No.8 in Eb minor

BWV853 • “The Well-tempered Clavier Book 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 8”

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The prelude is at once ceremonial and tragic, a procession of widely spaced chords connected by a single, highly ornamented line. The fugue is technically in D sharp minor -- there was a difference in tuning in Bach's day, although this is now obscured, particularly when played on the piano. Further complicating matter... read more