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:
Resources on Tonebase: Magdalena Stern-Baczewska Course: Intro to J. S. Bach’s Keyboard Music
Ben Laude Live session: Bach Invention No. 1: Analysis for Performers
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!
Oh my goodness, I just shared this and it disappeared! It's that kind of day. Today, I haven't had much time to spend on Invention 13 and haven't decided on an interpretation. I also realised that I need to do that on the second page before deciding on how I want to approach the first page. So rather than sharing a performance video with you, I will share a few minutes of me considering possibilities of how to interpret the second half.
You all are doing such a remarkable job… with my mental move into the new house, I am missing out on the fun. But I nevertheless figured I ought to share this eccentric but magnificent score with you all if you haven’t yet seen it. See the last page for the “key”.
In Bach we trust ;)
PS: Here’s one more Boekelman: https://s9.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/8/80/IMSLP636780-PMLP1021406-Bach_Boekelman.pdf