I want to dedicate this piece to the memory of my mother, with all my love.
Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op.18 by César Franck (1822-1890).
The Prelude, Fugue and Variation, (op. 18 FWV 30) is a composition written for organ by Cesar Franck and dedicated to Camille Saint-Saëns.
Written between 1860 and 1862, this work consists of four movements in the key of B minor, but must be played in chains, because they are designed as a single element (sequence of tones, pedals, etc.).
The work is developed according to the forms and principles established in the Baroque period, according to the model used and developed by J. S. Bach in his compositions for organ:
- Chorale Prelude: preparation of the musician playing the instrumental ensemble.
- Choral: usually considered the center of the work, the choir represented here is very short in duration, since it is composed of nine measures (three periods).
- Fugue: contrapuntal development within the whole.
- Chorale pace with change: write performed according to the same pattern of variation for organ Ich ruf 'zu dir Herr Jesu Christ of Bach
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