Prelude and Fugue in A flat major
lyrical leap of the seventh in the top line is accompanied by an easy gait
of moving lines, and after the exposition of the tonic, a contrasting
section dwells on the subdominant. The theme repeats an octave lower with a
break for a final truncated statement in the highest register of the piano.
fugue follows the melodic shape of the prelude, now in a more rhythmic and
broad ranging manner, the subject ranging over more than two octaves. Among
the answers are both the dominant and in the subdominant as the prelude
suggests. The fugue form quickly runs its course with a short, clipped and
tongue-in-cheek last chortle.
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Prelude and Fugue in
A flat major