Fughetta in C minor

Fughetta in C minor

BWV 961 performed by Ursula Dütschler
at home in Muiden, the Netherlands

Behind the music

Story
Story
Extra videos
Extra videos
Credits
Credits

A titbit

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.

BWV
961
Title
Fughetta in C minor
Instrument
Harpsichord
Genre
harpsichord works
Year
unknown
City
Köthen?

Extra videos

Harpsichordist Ursula Dütschler

“This piece is in fact finished before you have really started.”

Vocal texs

Original

Translation

Credits

  • Release date
    22 September 2017
  • Recording date
    19 April 2017
  • Location
    Muiden
  • Harpsichordist
    Ursula Dütschler
  • Harpsichord
    ???
  • Director
    Jan Van den Bossche, Hanna Schreuders
  • Music recording, edit and mix
    Guido Tichelman
  • Camera and interview
    Gijs Besseling
  • Producer
    Hanna Schreuders
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