A Prelude is a piece of music that traditionally leads into something else, common examples from the Baroque period being a fugue or a suite of dances. Since the early 19th century a Prelude has more generally indicated a short character piece, often with an improvisatory quality. The first notated preludes were organ pieces played to introduce church music.
Most composers were performing musicians, and many wrote examples of such preludes covering each key, so that non-improvising pianists could choose a prelude appropriate to what they were about to play. Examples of preludes written for this purpose include sets by Hummel, Cramer, Kalkbrenner and Moscheles.
http://ssllabel-admin.wecan-group.com/motorola-droid-pro-xt610-recurso.php These rarely go beyond brief finger-loosening exercises designed to establish a key. When Chopin came to write his set of 24 Preludes, Op 28 , as so often he developed an existing form, elevating it to a new level of poetic richness and independence.
Inspired by Bach, Shostakovich later reunited preludes with fugues for his Op 87 , once more taking in all 24 keys in a cycle of fifths. Listen to our Prelude playlist on Qobuz. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.
Skip to main content. It may not be public domain elsewhere, however. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. This page is only for complete editions and multiple selections from Das wohltemperierte Klavier I. Preludes ; Fugues ; For keyboard ; Scores featuring keyboard soloists ; For 1 player ; For piano 4 hands arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; Scores featuring the piano 4 hands ; For 2 players ; For violin, viola arr ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the viola ; For organ arr ; Scores featuring the organ.
Contents 1 Performances 1. Performer Pages Martha Goldstein harpsichord.
Source and alternative formats : From an album featuring a Flemish harpsichord on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here. Instrument used : The harpsichord is copied from a one manual instrument built by Hans Moerman in Antwerp It was restored by Frank Hubbard in Boston The working plans of the instrument used are due to Lutz Bungart of the Instrument workshop. It was built in the the early seventies by Al Goldstein when he was the partner of Lutz.
Performer Pages Raymond Smullyan piano. Performer Pages Peter Bradley-Fulgoni piano. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Pub lisher. Holograph manuscript, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin D-B : Mus.
No other techniques, such as augmentation, diminution, or inversion are applied to the fugue theme. Bach: Under the Influence. Bach also utilized them as teaching material for advanced keyboard pupils, as the numerous surviving student copies attest. Translate this page. The organ in this space was understandably modest in size compared to three and four manual organs in the parish churches of larger cities. Bach: Organ Works.
Bach P Bach P 1. Leipzig: C. Peters , n. Plate This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Plate B. Cxerny's preface, with bio sketch by Philip Hale not included here.
Busoni cat. BV B 25, part 1. File obtained from www. Text in English. Edition E. Leipzig: Edition Peters , Plate E.
Plate BA A4 pages, dpi scan with stamp added showing the printed source. Each file contains 2 tables of contents: a. Editor Bruno Mugellini —