Prelude & Fugue No.11

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude & Fugue No.11 in F major

BWV880 • “The Well-tempered Clavier Book 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 11”

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The prelude takes the form of a sarabande-fantasie, but is more complex than the usual dance movement; Bach patiently layers one voice onto another until he winds up with a five-voice texture beneath his fingers. For once, the fugue seems the simpler and lighter item in the pairing; like its E minor predecessor, it's a... read more