The REAL World premiere recording of the 14 Canons BWV The recording was using a “Vorabdruck” (pre-release, print before the official. Download 14 Canons, BWV by Johann Sebastian Bach for free from Media in category “BWV “. The following 50 files are in this category, out of 50 total. BWV – × ; 47 KB. BWV –

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It is in 3 4 time. The section begins with the subject heard once again, in the soprano voice, accompanied by an active bass line, making the bass part the only exception since it doesn’t pronounce the subject until bar The harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick describes this piece as having “an almost nostalgic tenderness”.

14 Canons, BWV 1087 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

A similar pattern, only a bit more lively, occurs in the bass line in 187 beginning of the second section, which begins with the opening motif inverted. She does however argue, like Schulenberg, that it is a French giguenot an Italian giga and does play it at an unhurried tempo.

Now Bach takes the Goldberg ground and combines it with its inversion, rather than with its retrograde. Likewise, Bach here intentionally walks us through the flavors of his ground. The end of the first section features trills again, in both hands now and mirroring one another:.


Realization of Fourteen Canons on the Goldberg Ground, BWV by FlagMusic

Motu recto e contrario 10087 This variation is a two-part toccata in 3 4 time that employs a great deal of hand crossing. There is no regular counter-subject in this fugue. Bach’s biographer Forkel explains the Quodlibet by invoking a custom observed at Bach family reunions Bach’s relatives were almost all musicians:.

Large leaps in the melody occur. He concludes, “It need not go quickly. Glenn Gould said of this variation, “It’s the most severe and rigorous and beautiful canon Now we start cooking with gas. Trills are written out using thirty-second notes and are present in most of the bars. So in that spirit, all you good listeners, can you find the gematric tricks embedded in this realization?

What do I mean, “finally,” after just four canons? This is a canon at the fifth in 2 4 time. The sixth variation is a canon at the second: Thereafter the Count always called them his variations. Variation 27 is the last canon of the piece, at the ninth and in 6 8 time. It is widely performed on this instrument today, though there are also a great number of performances on the piano see Discography below.

Did Bach know about this? The second section develops using the same thematic material with slight changes. Composer’s manuscript duplicated by Savio Law. Variatio 11 a 2 Clava. Variatio 13 a 2 Clav. I’ve always admired the game of baseball for requiring pitchers to actually throw four pitchouts to issue an intentional walk, rather than just motioning the batter to first.


The canonic interplay in the upper voices features many suspensions. The Faber Pocket Guide to Bachp. Analysis of the 14 canons. Matthew’s Passion; matter of fact, I’ve always thought of Variation 15 10087 the perfect Good Friday spell. This variation features four-part 10877 with many imitative passages and its development in all voices but bwg bass is much like that of a fugue.

Glenn Gould states that variations 28 and 29 present the only case of “motivic collaboration or extension between successive variations. The piece consists mostly of variations on the texture introduced during its first eight bars, where one hand plays a string of eighth notes and the other accompanies by plucking sixteenth notes after each eighth note.

This variation consists mostly of heavy chords alternating with sections of brilliant arpeggios shared between the hands. This file is available in “flac” format here.

As with all canons of the Goldberg Variations except the 27th variation, canon at the ninththere is a supporting bass line.