Prelude & Fugue No.9

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude & Fugue No.9 in E major

BWV854 • “The Well-tempered Clavier Book 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 9”

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Elegant and polished, this prelude has a gentle rhythmic ebb and flow that smoothes over what could otherwise serve as an almost rustic dance tune. The clean, compact fugue, sprightly and chattering, seems designed to keep the fingers as busy as possible within a moderate, not fast, tempo; it reaches its tightly argued... read more