What to do about impossibly fast transitions in Well-Tempered Clavier prelude 15?



Asked by: Laura Frank

What is the tempo of the Well-Tempered Clavier?





The Well-Tempered Clavier,BWV 846: Prelude I in C Major is a moody song by Johann Sebastian Bach with a tempo of 133 BPM. It can also be used half-time at 67 BPM or double-time at 266 BPM.

What is special about The Well-Tempered Clavier?

In Bach’s own words The Well-Tempered Clavier was composed “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.”

Is The Well-Tempered Clavier for beginners?

Prelude in C-major, Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk. 1, BWV 846. In a way, this most simple and beautiful of Bach preludes is also one of the most accessible and easy to learn.

What does BWV 846 stand for?

The Well-Tempered Clavier





The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, German Das wohltemperierte Klavier, byname the Forty-eight, collection of 48 preludes and fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach, published in two books (1722 and 1742).

What tuning did Bach use?

Bach was quick and well practised in harpsichord tuning; tuning was a matter of importance to him; all his major thirds were wider than perfect and all his keys were playable. It is therefore a reasonable working hypothesis that he had a particular temperament which he prelerred and used lor his own harpsichord works.

Why are they called the Goldberg Variations?

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a musical composition for keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, it is named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may also have been the first performer of the work.

Which is the hardest Goldberg Variation?

The hand crossing ones are the most difficult, although there are certain editions which negate the hand crossings and make for easier playing (even Andras Schiff “cheats” in Variation 23!)

Which Goldberg variation is the best?

The best recordings of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations



  • Murray Perahia (piano) Sony Classical SK89243 (2000)
  • Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) DG 479 5929 (2016)
  • Beatrice Rana (piano) Warner Classics 9029588018 (2017)

What music did Hannibal Lecter listen to?

It is in The Silence of the Lambs that Lecter’s fondness for Bach is first mentioned. As part of his recompense for collaboration in the identification of Buffalo Bill, Lecter asks for ‘Glenn Gould, the Goldberg Variations‘.

What Bach piece is in Silence of the Lambs?

Goldberg Variations: Aria



Goldberg Variations: Aria (From Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal) – song by Johann Sebastian Bach, Halloween | Spotify.

What is so special about the Goldberg Variations?

Consisting of an opening aria and then 30 different variations on it, the Goldberg Variations — named after its first performer Johann Gottlieb Goldberg and published in 1741 — is Bach’s most popular keyboard work, partly because it isn’t laden with the academic formality of the Well-Tempered Clavier, and covers so