Questions tagged [johann-sebastian-bach]

For questions about the German baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, born in 1685, died in 1750.

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Need help recognizing Bach's piece

I've heard this not that long ago, I keep hearing this in my mind but can't remember the piece. Theme sounds something like: Wouldn't know the actual tonality
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Contrabasson or contrabass in the begining of this Harnoncourt recording of Johannespassion, BWV 245, Part 1: "Herr, unser Herrscher" [closed]

== Crossposted from Music.SE as the question was deemed more appropriate for this site by a user with lots of rep == Consider this Harnoncourt recording of: Johannespassion, BWV 245, Part 1: "...
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Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier"?

Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of The Well-Tempered Clavier? I'm not able to listen and deduce whether he is using it or not. (Since I like his way of playing, I would like ...
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This is a piece by Bach; but I don't know which one

The background in this emotional Spanish poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRQCjYEN3Wk This is a piece by Bach, someone told me so. But they did not remember which one. Which one?
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Is there a symphony with a Toccata and Fugue movement?

An Albanian poet I'm reading mentions a "symphony" that, after a commercial break, resumes at Toccata and Fugue. I assume this is a reference to Stokowski's orchestral transcription of the Bach but it ...
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What is the following Bach edition number?

I heard the following Bach Bouree but I'm unsure about what the edition number is. I looked for a long while until I found it recently.
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Violin recording of Johann Ernst Prinz playing Bach Violin Concerto in C Major? (BWV 984)

I remember I encountered a violin rendition of BWV 984 on youtube, but the channel that uploaded it has gone down for copyright reasons. Does anyone know where I could find this recording?
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Why did Glenn Gould love the Elizabethan keyboard composers?

And why, after so long, have so few performers followed his lead but instead wandered after his side interest, Bach? Were scientists the same, they'd now be spending most of their efforts on Newton's ...
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Has anyone recorded a cello version of Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major (BWV 846)

Note: I really mean CELLO version! I'm sure I've heard it, but starting to think I imagine it. It's also called 'Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C Major, BWM 846'. I believe it's the warm-up piece Bach ...
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Why is the Chaconne from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2 so widely lauded?

I recently came across a recording of Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2, the fifth movement (the Chaconne), and upon researching it further, I learnt that it is often praised as a very important ...
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