Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 11 in F major, BWV 880 (BC L114) (WTC II/11)

    Description by James Reel

    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 concise, three-voice piece inspired by the gigue, with its subject entries in descending order.

    Parts/Movements

    1. Prelude in F major
    2. Fugue in F major

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2018 Nimbus Records NI 8820
    2017 BIS BIS 2217
    2015 Sony Classical 88875032222
    2013 Mirare MIR 235
    2011 Ensemble Gaudior
    2010 Brilliant Classics 94050
    2010 Denon Records
    2010 Denon Records
    2010 Naxos 857808789
    2010 Decca
    2009 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2009 Naïve NC 40002
    2008 Sony Music Distribution 714812
    2005 Harmonia Mundi 907395
    2005 Pitch 200202
    2003 Naïve 8891
    2001 Astree Naive E 8837
    1999 Teldec 25705
    1999 Teldec 25704
    1999 Astree 128523
    1994 Astree 8523
    1994 VAI Audio 1085
    1990 Hyperion CDA66351/4
    Marston 52036
    Analekta 4039
    Pilz 160139
    Pilz 160139
    History 204582
    Arlecchino 17