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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    • Juan Carlos Olite
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    Eighth video: invention nº 7 in E minor:

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Very calm and lovely invention! Great playing as always.

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    •  Juan Carlos Olite Beautiful playing, and the ornamentation is very elegant! 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Beautiful playing, Juan Carlos! I also enjoy your ornamentation very much! 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite wonderful, Juan Carlos! 

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      Juan Carlos Olite Absolutely lovely! Perfect to listen to while the wind blows and rain falls outside my window. 

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      Vidhya Bashyam Natalie Peh Sindre Skarelven Andrea Buckland Michelle R Thank you very much! Love our Bach Group 🙂!

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      • Leah Olson
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      Juan Carlos Olite I love how you shaped the main phrase--so plaintive.

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      Leah Olson Thank you very much, Leah!

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  • Hello all,

    Throughly enjoying listening to all the recordings. Thank you for pointing out this alternative thread Sindre.

    Here is another one for you. As I mentioned in my other posting, I love the falling interval after the rising scale of the first bar, the word ‘plummet’ comes to mind, it always gives me such a jolt!

    https://youtu.be/9ONRS8Fx9tk

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    • Angela Fogg Love your tempo and dynamics!

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    • Vidhya Bashyam Thank you Vidhya!

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    • Angela Fogg very nice playing! I'm starting to grow really fond of the minor key inventions. 

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    • Angela Fogg Beautiful playing, Angela! Thank you for posting it here! 

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      • Leah Olson
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      Angela Fogg I love this invention!

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  • This was my first offering. A much brighter mood!

    https://youtu.be/ODgQ1rpuA2g

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      Angela Fogg I really like how you brought out the voice in the left hand.

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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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    • Angela Fogg Beautiful and so effortlessly played Angela!

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    • Vidhya Bashyam Thank you Vidhya!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
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      Angela Fogg Playful and full of energy, great Angela!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Thank you Juan!

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      • Leah Olson
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      Angela Fogg Impossible to be sad while listening to this piece! Well done :-)

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    • Angela Fogg very nice, it sounds so lively and happy! 

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    • Angela Fogg I love that! Thanks for sharing!

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