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Prelude & Fugue, BWV 855a: 1. Prelude No. 10 in B Minor (Transcr. Siloti) - As played By Víkingur Ólafsson

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Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Flavio Regis Cunha. Baroque Period, Sacred, Christmas, Easter, Recital. Score. 4 pages. Published by Flavio Regis Cunha (S0.912233).

Item Number: S0.912233

Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 855, is the 10th prelude and fugue for keyboard (harpsichord) in the first book of The Well Tempered Clavier, composed in 1722 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Prelude in E minor, BWV 855a, features as No. 18 ("Praeludium 5") in the 1720 Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. BWV 855a may also refer to both this Prelude and a Fughetta in the same key, an early version of BWV 855. Alexander Siloti made a piano arrangement in B minor of the Prelude BWV 855a.

Ólafsson teamed up with director Magnús Leifsson to shoot the video in a fish processing plant in Iceland, complete with grand piano. They use the fish, an early Christian symbol, to allude to the mysticism and timelessness of Bach’s music – as changeable as water, it has to be understood at a metalevel, given the many different ways in which composition, transcription and performance can be interwoven. “Everything is there in Bach’s music,” says the pianist, who transports the composer’s keyboard writing to new shores on his latest recording. Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson releases video featuring music from his new album, Johann Sebastian Bach.


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