Bach wrote numerous preludes, the most famous of which are in the books of preludes and fugues in all twenty-four keys, 'Das wohltemperirte Clavier, books one and two . This little prelude is shorter and easier than the above mentioned preludes but is no less worthy of being played. Decked with ornamentation inside of chords, this piece offers interest for the listener and performer alike. Opportunities for terraced dynamics, articulations ranging from staccato to non-legato to legato, and intricate figurations in both hands make this prelude a perfect introduction to the world of Bach.
Caroline Krause, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa