Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 23 in B major, BWV 892 (BC L126) (WTC II/23)

    Description by James Reel

    Part toccata, part common Handstück or didactic finger exercise, the prelude rolls smoothly along in an ornamental, galant style. The fugue, in contrast, sounds much more serious. It's a ricercar in four voices entering in ascending order, based, as is usual with this style of fugal writing, on a slow subject of widely spaced notes. A more animated countersubject accompanies each entry.

    Parts/Movements

    1. Prelude
    2. Fugue

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2015 Sony Classical 88875032222
    2013 Mirare MIR 235
    2011 Documents 233079
    2010 Brilliant Classics 94050
    2010 Denon Records
    2010 Denon Records
    2010 Decca
    2009 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2009 Naïve NC 40002
    2008 Sony Music Distribution 714814
    2003 Naïve 8891
    2001 Astree Naive E 8837
    1999 Teldec 25705
    1999 Teldec 25704
    1999 Astree 128523
    1997 Point Classics 265020
    1994 Astree 8523
    1990 Hyperion CDA66351/4
    Analekta 4040
    Pilz 160142
    History 204582
    Arlecchino 17
    Analekta 23017