A Pensive Fugue

Welcome! 🙂 I hope the daily music posts here on the blog are giving you a boost, in these strange and unsettling times. If you’re new to the series and would like to check out earlier posts, you’ll find the first one here.

Today’s post, like yesterday’s, features a fugue by Baroque composer J. S. Bach (1685-1750). I’m running a bit late today getting this post up, so I won’t give too much intro. 😉 If you’d like to read more about fugue as a compositional form, you can check out my post here. You might also like to listen to yesterday’s recording, if you haven’t yet.

Today’s fugue is another selection from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, volume 2. This is the Fugue in D Minor, very different from yesterday’s piece. This fugue is meditative, a little sad, with a lovely winding melody that the three “voices” trade back and forth. It has a companion prelude, which I’ll be posting soon (and maybe posting the two together also).

Hope you enjoy the recording. As always, you’re welcome to share your thoughts and responses to the music in the comments. Make sure to subscribe to the blog if you’d like a daily dose of music, and visit back soon!

P.S. Many thanks to everyone who tuned in for last night’s FB Live performance! I’m thinking there will be another one before too long; please stay tuned!


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