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They're just wonderful pieces!! In 2015 I went to the Mendelssohn house in Leipzig. That part of the city was still very run down from the Communist era, but the house itself was terribly moving. The timber staircase was worn from use and there was lots of Mendelssohn memorabilia. (Also at the Schumannhaus in the same city.) It appears that Felix, who died at such a young age, simply wore himself out burning the candle at both ends. And you do get a sense of it in his music sometimes, such as these Preludes and Fugues; he seems in a such a great hurry! His statue is on a plinth outside the Thomaskirche, Leipzig. Very appropriate!!
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Donald is a very virtuosic player. He was being far too modest not to post the link to the youtube.
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach
That first fugue, in E Minor, reminds me of the Fugue in Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. It has that kind of complexity and heft. It also has a sonic similarity to the Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D, which means.....
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