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#2081986 - 05/13/13 04:21 PM Prettiest Bach piece?
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[s][/s]What is the prettiest Bach piece after your opinion?
I'll have to go with the Concerto in F Minor Movement Largo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9t8DZc8ELE


Edited by Hermanberntzen (05/13/13 04:41 PM)
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#2081988 - 05/13/13 04:26 PM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Actually when I saw the thread title, I thought of the same work. So I'm covered! wink
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#2081991 - 05/13/13 04:32 PM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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#2082004 - 05/13/13 05:06 PM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Kreisler]
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For me it's the C# major prelude of the Well Tempered Clavier. Both Book I and (especially) Book II.

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#2082006 - 05/13/13 05:08 PM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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#2082008 - 05/13/13 05:10 PM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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#2082053 - 05/13/13 07:02 PM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Originally Posted By: Hermanberntzen
[s][/s]What is the prettiest Bach piece after your opinion?
I'll have to go with the Concerto in F Minor Movement Largo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9t8DZc8ELE


For some reason, I really like the Gould/Golschmann team.

Any way, there's also this:
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#2082317 - 05/14/13 08:33 AM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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impossible for me to pick "the prettiest", but there sure are a lot.

the aria from the goldberg variations/anna magdalena's notebook comes to mind:



the sarabande from the 5th the cello suite:


the prelude in C from the wtc:


Edited by poorly_tempered (05/14/13 08:33 AM)

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#2082332 - 05/14/13 09:03 AM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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I too love the Largo from the F Minor Concerto. But here's another Largo that I think is even better. smile

Sinfully beautiful.

Another Largo


Edited by Old Man (05/14/13 09:07 AM)

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#2082333 - 05/14/13 09:03 AM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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A few very beautiful Bach transcriptions chosen partially because they may be less familiar to some PW posters:

Bach-Fryer:Sarabande from the 6th Cello suite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITbcJMKVmts

Bach-Feinberg:Largo from Organ Sonata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoW8nhcJick

Bach-Cohen:Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jjjMGCl030

Bach-Chiu:Erbarme Dich from the St. Matthew Passion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfkHYQ41gpI

Feel free to PM me if you want the scores for any of the first three and cannot find them at I'm Asleep.


Edited by pianoloverus (05/14/13 11:00 AM)

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#2082355 - 05/14/13 10:12 AM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Originally Posted By: Hermanberntzen
[s][/s]What is the prettiest Bach piece after your opinion?
I'll have to go with the Concerto in F Minor Movement Largo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9t8DZc8ELE


Strangely, just last week I made a series of Facebook posts about the Concerto in F-Minor Largo and quoted Douglas Adams to compliment my (completely subjective) assertion that the melody therein was the most beautiful in the universe:

The Quote: "Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe."


Edited by Brad Hoehne (05/14/13 10:16 AM)
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#2082362 - 05/14/13 10:26 AM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Could I just pick the whole of WTK II? I love all the pastel colors and rich harmonies.

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#2082403 - 05/14/13 11:37 AM Re: Prettiest Bach piece? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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This could be a very long thread.
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