Bevington Posted August 4, 2011 Share Posted August 4, 2011 Perhaps this has been discussed before? I have recently "converted" from using my Novello version of Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, a piece I have not played for some time. Now I am using the Barenreiter edition, which for weary eyes certainly is a luxury with clear and uncluttered pages, amongst other advantages. There are of course some passages notated differently from the Novello - but the one I cannot absorb is the G major chord that ends the Fantasia. Novello has a minor chord. I am aware that there are those who believe in the idea of minor key works of this time ending on major chords, but I cannot make this "fit" mentally into what has preceded it - it doesn't even offer my ears a sense of radiance after the chromatic tension it follows! So major or minor - what do others think ? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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