About this work
This pair of pieces begins with a nimble toccata, full of cadenza-like passages interrupted by typically portentous chords. For once, this is a prelude that couldn't be dropped among Bach's two-part inventions or three-part sinfonias. The three-voice fugue, on the other hand, is unremarkable except for its jaunty character, with the relatively long subject (for so compact a fugue) arriving in top-to-bottom voicings.
Curated by Femke Steketee, Saxophonist