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    Default My Favorite Fugues from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (Bulldog)

    This game is devoted to the fugues from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, and I have picked my 13 favorites. When the voting is complete, I'll announce the top five selected by our participating members.

    Rules of Engagement:

    1. You may vote once daily. In addition, your voting sessions must be at least 6 hours apart.

    2. When you vote, you will have 10 points to distribute as you wish except that no fugue may receive more than 5 points.

    3. The game ends with the first fugue to reach 100 points.

    Let's Begin:

    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 0
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 0
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 0
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 0
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 0
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 0

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 0
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 0
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 0
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 0

    Although I love all 13 fugues dearly, Book II's nos. 8 and 14 hold a special place in my affections. I notice that most of my 13 picks are in minor keys; that's a reflection of my particular tastes and not of Bach's inspiration.

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 3 (+3)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 0
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 3 (+3)
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 0
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 0
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 0

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 0
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 5
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 0
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 7 (+2)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 0
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 2 (+2)

    Wonderful selection!

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    This is the first time I've listened closely to particular selections from the WTC -- I would usually listen to both books straight through, resulting in fatigue by Book II. Listening to Book II with fresh ears this time around, I must say that the fugues seem much freer and more melodic than the ones in Book I.

    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 5 (+2)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 0
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 3
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 0
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 0
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 0

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 2 (+2)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 7 (+2)
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 0
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 9 (+2)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 0
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 4 (+2)

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 10 (+5)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 3
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 0
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 0
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 0

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 2
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 7
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 0
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 9
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 0
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 4
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    There are those who don't see anything in the eyes of a dog.

    There are those who don't like the scent of a rose.

    There are those who don't enjoy waking up to the first snowfall of the year.

    And there are those who simply don't get Chopin.

    Pity.

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 10
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 5
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 3
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 0
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 0
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 0

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 2
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 7
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 9
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 4

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 10
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 5
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 3
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 0

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 2
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 7
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 9
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 4
    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 10
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 5
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 8 (+5)
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 0

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 2
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 7
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 14 (+5)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 4

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 13 (+3)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 5
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 11 (+3)
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 2 (+2)

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 2
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 7
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 14
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 6 (+2)
    Last edited by Highwayman; Dec-04-2019 at 22:12.

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 15 (+2)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 5
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 11
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 2

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 4 (+2)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 9 (+2)
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 16 (+2)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 8 (+2)

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    Book I:
    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 20 (+5)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 10 (+5)
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 11
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 0
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 2

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 4
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 9
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 16
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 8
    Quote Originally Posted by CypressWillow View Post
    There are those who don't like chocolate.

    There are those who don't see anything in the eyes of a dog.

    There are those who don't like the scent of a rose.

    There are those who don't enjoy waking up to the first snowfall of the year.

    And there are those who simply don't get Chopin.

    Pity.

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    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 20
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 10
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 11
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 5 (+5)
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 7 (+5)

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 4
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 9
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 16
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 8
    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 20
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 10
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 11
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 5
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 7

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 4
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 14 (+5)
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 5
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 21 (+5)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 8

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    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 21 (+1)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 10
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 14 (+3)
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 5
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 7

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 4
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 14
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 7 (+2)
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 25 (+4)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 8

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    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 24 (+3)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 10
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 17 (+3)
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 5
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 7

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 4
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 14
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 7
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 27 (+2)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 10 (+2)

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    Fugue no. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - 26 (+2)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 853 - 10
    Fugue no. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - 17
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 - 5
    Fugue no. 15 in G major, BWV 860 - 5
    Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - 5
    Fugue no. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 - 7

    Book II:
    Fugue no. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 - 6 (+2)
    Fugue no. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877 - 16 (+2)
    Fugue no. 9 in E major, BWV 878 - 7
    Fugue no. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - 29 (+2)
    Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 - 5
    Fugue no. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 - 12 (+2)

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