Departure

In J. S. Bach’s Capriccio, BWV 992 I noticed strongly emotional content in an unusually repetitious passage — a place where as the keyboardist’s right hand stays in place repeating a simple figure the left hand incrementally departs physically, signifying departure, descending step by step lower and lower.

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Something similar occurs in Schubert’s G-flat-Major Impromptu:

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  1. says

    I’m learning this impromptu right now! You are so right about that (of course)… left hand movement while right hand stays on the E-flat… I’m getting better at that emotional content and adding the necessary intensity.