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By Leopold Mozart

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Bach provided to illustrate the first part of his Versuch (1753), with their mercurial changes of mood and style, multiple dynamics, and clavichord-specific effects. S. Bach’s clavier works would such overtly emotional performance be in place outside the Chromatic Fantasia, significantly one of Bach’s best-known keyboard pieces in the later eighteenth century, yet awkward to play on the sort of clavichord Bach might have had around 1720? F. E. 458). Their style was particularly associated with the clavichord as a ‘new’ instrument.

Much has been made of the technical awkwardness on the lute of Bach’s supposed lute works, but while they are difficult they are not unplayable using scordaturas current in German lute music at the time, so they need not be regarded as necessarily for Lautenwerk. The strongest candidate is the Suite in E minor BWV 996, which is the only piece designated for it. G. Walther and belonged ultimately to Johann Tobias Krebs. The designation ‘Aufs Lauten Werk’ was added subsequently to Walther’s copying, in another hand.

In fact chromatic semitones tend to be rather smaller than they need be. It can easily be seen that a place such as bar 45 of the C sharp minor Fugue of Book I, where the counterpoint requires a d"♯ to be held through an e", cannot be literally rendered on this instrument; a more serious conflict is at bar 94, where the same two notes are required as part of two of the subjects of the fugue. By far the most thorough and scientific investigation of this problem has been made by Richard Loucks (1992), who has graded simultaneous semitones into five types, in ascending order of awkwardness: (a) which involve no fretting conflict; (b) where the lower note is sounded first: this means losing a held note (as in bar 45 of the C sharp minor Fugue), and in many cases could slip past without notice; (c) where the upper note is sounded first: this can create a serious problem in losing an important thematic note; (d) rare cases where both notes Spinet 23 of a fretted minor 2nd are required to be struck simultaneously (as in bar 94 of the C sharp minor Fugue): this has to be got around by some expedient such as arpeggiation, or altering the music; (e) when this occurs in the course of important thematic material and there is no possibility of fudging it.

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