Group-journey threw J.S. Bach - Two part inventions!

This thread is a group-thread dedicated to J.S. Bach Two part inventions. The point is that we can discover them and go deeper into them together, and motivate each other in the prosess of learning and practicing them. 

Who is this for? This is for everyone who wants to join! 
What's the goal? You define your own goal, with how much you want to learn. But try to commit to learn 1, 2, 3, or how many you like. Share your goal with the rest of us! 

Why learn two part inventions? In Bach's own words (of course translated to english) "Honest method, by which the amateurs of the keyboard – especially, however, those desirous of learning – are shown a clear way not only (1) to learn to play cleanly in two parts, but also, after further progress, (2) to handle three obligate parts correctly and well; and along with this not only to obtain good inventions (ideas) but to develop the same well; above all, however, to achieve a cantabile style in playing and at the same time acquire a strong foretaste of composition."

Some recording links on Spotify: 

Glenn Gould 

https://open.spotify.com/album/42SxOjm6223yaSs0vH9Um6?si=z91-IcooSq6o3vQ4ny5zyg

Jansen/Rysanov/Théeden https://open.spotify.com/album/2607OCLeDNFKNOO01OVd9P?si=uxSNmxM2Rle_SKYUpLLGyQ

András Schiff 

https://open.spotify.com/album/7B6F306xdRIC0A1Rka5cbg?si=J6mliKjDTk2h2gw9p91Rog

 

Resources on Tonebase: Magdalena Stern-Baczewska Course: Intro to J. S. Bach’s Keyboard Music

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/home?tbModal=courseModal&tbModalSlug=magdalena-stern-baczewska-intro-to-bachs-keyboard-music-pt&currentSearchModalTab=all

 

Ben Laude Live session: Bach Invention No. 1: Analysis for Performers

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/live/player/bach-invention-1-ben-laude

 

For everyone joining: Please make a post of your personal goals threw this journey. Remember every goal is fine! I hope participants will share video-updates regularly, so we can follow each others progress! 

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  • Thank you all yet again! I love this one because it is so joyful and exuberant, such a contrast to the D minor.

    https://youtu.be/1VTo6nZWjzU

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    • Leah Olson Absolutely!

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    • Andrea Buckland So glad!

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    • Natalie Peh I just love it!

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    • Angela Fogg Wonderful playing, Angela! You play with great clarity and spirit for this invention. 

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  • Hello my wonderful Bach team mates and everyone!

    I am now posting Invention no. 2 in C minor.  Have a great week ahead!
     

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    • Natalie Peh Beautiful playing, Natalie, and nicely memorized! One of my favorite inventions this one. 

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    • Natalie Peh well done, Natalie! 

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    • Natalie Peh Lovely minor invention. Great playing!

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    • Sindre Skarelven Andrea Buckland Vidhya Bashyam thanks very much. This is one of my favourites too, I have to say the minor key inventions do have soul :)

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    • Natalie Peh so lovely Natalie!

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    • Angela Fogg thank you, Angela!

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      Natalie Peh Beautiful playing, Natalie! With those long phrases very well shaped! I love this invention. Since I learned it I play it almost every day.

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    • Juan Carlos Olite many thanks, Juan. I often marvel at what a privilege it is to play and enjoy Bach and so many great composers (but especially Bach!) to this day! :)

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    • Natalie Peh Very elegantly played, as always!

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    • Leah Olson thank you, Leah!

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  • Hello my wonderful fellow pianists!

    It's the beginning of the year and which better invention to post than Bach's very first invention!

    So here we have it- JS Bach's Invention no. 1 in C major (triplet version) 

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    • Natalie Peh Great playing! How nice to start the year with Bach.  This triplet version is very interesting. 

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    • Vidhya Bashyam Thank you, Vidhya! This version is not often played nor published, but I thought I'd have a go at it anyway :)

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    • Natalie Peh Beautiful, Natalie! Yes, perfect to start the year with Bach!

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      Natalie Peh Sounds lovely, Natalie! I think Andras Schiff played this version in his Bach's recording.

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    • Natalie Peh What a great start to the new year! Very refreshing with the triplet version. Wonderful playing :) 

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    • Andrea Buckland Juan Carlos Olite Sindre Skarelven thanks my wonderful piano  friends, for taking the time to listen to my recordings and for being so encouraging and supportive! I have now shared 5 inventions on this thread, when I had planned to share only 2 at the beginning! :D 

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    • Natalie Peh I've never heard this variation before. Thanks for posting. Listening to you makes me miss playing Bach!

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    • Leah Olson thanks, Leah :) 

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    Oh my gosh!  You all are amazing!  I just joined, and find myself woefully behind. And, definitely not at all of your levels. Our piano club dissolved over COVID, and I’m lost. But I need a break from Chopin right now, and need to focus again on technical work. I’m not sure I can do 15 in 15 weeks (certainly not to tempo some of them). But I need a goal. Maybe 8. I’ll try.  Ok resolution number one, January 2nd. 

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