Fughetta in C minor
BWV 961 performed by Ursula Dütschler
at home in Muiden, the Netherlands
Behind the music
Bach is unable to say nothing.
This innocuous yet attractive mini fugue is practically over before it gets going, according to harpsichordist Ursula Dütschler, who we visited to make this recording. Bach’s authorship is contested by some people, as the piece only appears in manuscripts of uncertain origin. However, it would certainly not be out of place in the collection of two-part inventions (practice pieces for beginner keyboard players), although in this case the structure is slightly freer. Bach undoubtedly dashed off pieces like this with no effort at all. In short, it is a titbit – although no mere trifle. Bach is simply unable to say ‘nothing’ when he’s talking. There is always a modicum of substance to what he has to say.
- Fughetta in C minor
- harpsichord works
- Release date
- 22 September 2017
- Recording date
- 19 April 2017
- Ursula Dütschler
- Jan Van den Bossche, Hanna Schreuders
- Music recording, edit and mix
- Guido Tichelman
- Camera and interview
- Gijs Besseling
- Hanna Schreuders
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