J.S.Bach : Little Fugue in C Minor BWV 578 - Boston Pops Orchestra - Bernini's Works





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Published on Nov 30, 2010

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little", is a piece of organ music written by Johann Sebastian Bach sometime around his years at Arnstadt (1703--1707).

A common misconception is that the Little fugue in G minor is Little in importance, but editors titled or subtitled the work Little to avoid confusion between this piece and the later Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, which is longer in duration.

This fugue is one of many works which Leopold Stokowski arranged for orchestra. This arrangement has been recorded in 2006 by José Serebrier and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for Naxos.

The fugue's four-and-a-half measure subject is one of Bach's most recognizable tunes. The fugue is in four voices. During the episodes, Bach uses one of Arcangelo Corelli's most famous techniques: imitation between two voices on an eighth note upbeat figure that first leaps up a fourth and then falls back down one step at a time.

Arthur Fiedler and the Boston pops Orchestra

Sculptures and Fountains by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Omage to this great italian Baroque Artist


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