Completely lacking any of the modern, "sad" connotations of the minor, this prelude moves with quick determination, a corrente in two voices that sometimes imitate each other, but more often with the bass line providing a busy accompaniment to the even more involved treble part. The fugue employs a different dance form: with its initial skipping figure, the subject is a gigue that eventually plays with contrasting rhythms. The three voices enter in descending order and build to a grand, impressive conclusion that slightly falls away in the last couple of bars.
Description by James Reel
|2009||Bella Musica / Zebralution|
|2008||Sony Music Distribution||714812|
|The Gift of Music||1009|