History Music / ToccataAndFugueInDMinor

26th Nov '16 7:18:14 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) Another theory is that it was written down poorly by one of Bach's students. Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed by Bach for the organ. Bach's most recent biographer Christoph Wolff believes that it's definitely by Bach, but that its stylistic oddities can be explained by its being an [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early work]].

Note that Bach actually wrote ''two'' sets of pieces entitled ''Toccata and Fugue in D minor,'' but the second (BWV 538)'s toccata is actually in the Dorian mode for the majority of its duration and uses a key signature (no flats and no sharps) usually used for A minor. The fugue is, however, in the traditional minor scale (Aeolian mode). This piece is, of course, nowhere near as well known as BWV 565.

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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- [[TropeCodifier perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) all!]]) Another theory is that it was written down poorly by one of Bach's students. Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed by Bach for the organ. Bach's most recent biographer Christoph Wolff believes that it's definitely by Bach, but that its stylistic oddities can be explained by its being an [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early work]].

Note that Bach actually wrote ''two'' sets of pieces entitled ''Toccata and Fugue in D minor,'' but the second (BWV 538)'s 538) is set apart by its toccata is actually being in the Dorian mode for the majority of its duration and uses using a key signature (no flats and no sharps) usually used for A minor.minor (no sharps or flats), a component which gives BWV 538 the "Dorian" nickname in the music world. The fugue is, however, in the traditional minor scale (Aeolian mode). This piece is, of course, nowhere near as well known as BWV 565.
31st Oct '16 10:04:04 AM Jeduthun
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If there is an OminousPipeOrgan in a HauntedHouse, it's probably playing the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw opening bars]] of the Toccata in D Minor.

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If there is an OminousPipeOrgan in a HauntedHouse, HauntedHouse or CreepyCathedral, it's probably playing the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw opening bars]] of the Toccata in D Minor.
18th Oct '16 1:41:41 PM StFan
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In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show [[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Il était une fois]]… l'homme (Once Upon a Time... Man).

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In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show [[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Il était une fois]]… l'homme (Once ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'Homme'' (''Once Upon a Time... Man).
Man'').
15th Jan '15 4:11:04 AM 06tele
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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) Another theory is that it was written down poorly by one of Bach's students. Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed by Bach for the organ. Bach's most recent biographer Christoph Wolff believes that it's definitely by Bach, but that its stylistic oddities can be explained by its being an [[EarlyInstalmentWeirdness early work]].

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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) Another theory is that it was written down poorly by one of Bach's students. Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed by Bach for the organ. Bach's most recent biographer Christoph Wolff believes that it's definitely by Bach, but that its stylistic oddities can be explained by its being an [[EarlyInstalmentWeirdness [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early work]].
15th Jan '15 4:10:17 AM 06tele
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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed to organ by Bach. Another theory is that Bach really did write the piece, but it was written down poorly by one of his students.

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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) Another theory is that it was written down poorly by one of Bach's students. Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed to organ by Bach. Another theory is Bach for the organ. Bach's most recent biographer Christoph Wolff believes that Bach really did write the piece, it's definitely by Bach, but it was written down poorly that its stylistic oddities can be explained by one of his students.
its being an [[EarlyInstalmentWeirdness early work]].
13th Dec '14 4:12:25 AM Patachou
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[[Creator/JohannSebastianBach J.S. Bach]]'s ''Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'', BWV 565, is perhaps the single most recognizable piece of pipe organ music in the western world.

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[[Creator/JohannSebastianBach [[Music/JohannSebastianBach J.S. Bach]]'s ''Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'', BWV 565, is perhaps the single most recognizable piece of pipe organ music in the western world.



Note that Bach actually wrote ''two'' sets of pieces entitled ''Toccata and Fugue in D minor,'' but the second (BWV 538)'s toccata is actually in the Dorian mode for the majority of its duration and uses a key signature (no flats and no sharps) usually used for A minor. The fugue is, however, in the traditional minor scale (Aeolian mode). This piece is, of course, nowhere near as well known as BWV 565.

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Note that Bach actually wrote ''two'' sets of pieces entitled ''Toccata and Fugue in D minor,'' but the second (BWV 538)'s toccata is actually in the Dorian mode for the majority of its duration and uses a key signature (no flats and no sharps) usually used for A minor. The fugue is, however, in the traditional minor scale (Aeolian mode). This piece is, of course, nowhere near as well known as BWV 565.565.
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2nd Sep '14 6:11:11 AM Patachou
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In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show Il était une fois… l'homme (Once Upon a Time... Man).

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In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show [[WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois Il était une fois… fois]]… l'homme (Once Upon a Time... Man).
22nd Sep '13 6:55:07 AM Laukku
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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed to organ by Bach. Another theory is that Bach really did write the piece, but it was written down poorly by one of his student.

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There has been some debate as to whether Bach actually wrote the piece at all. It contains a number of stylistic anachronisms, which suggest it may have been written after 1750. (Then again, the later styles had to draw their inspiration from ''somewhere'' -- perhaps they drew their inspiration from this piece, and Bach actually started it all!) Another school of thought holds that it may have been originally written for violin (possibly by Bach but likely by another unknown composer), and then transcribed to organ by Bach. Another theory is that Bach really did write the piece, but it was written down poorly by one of his student.
students.
24th Mar '13 9:21:15 PM notahandle
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In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show Il était une fois… l'homme (Once Upon a Time... Man).
12th Feb '13 11:10:21 AM Angeldeb82
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[[JohannSebastianBach J.S. Bach]]'s ''Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'', BWV 565, is perhaps the single most recognizable piece of pipe organ music in the western world.

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[[JohannSebastianBach [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach J.S. Bach]]'s ''Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'', BWV 565, is perhaps the single most recognizable piece of pipe organ music in the western world.



A fully orchestrated version served as the centerpiece of ''{{Fantasia}}'''s first segment, [[DisneyAcidSequence set to increasingly trippy visuals]].

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A fully orchestrated version served as the centerpiece of ''{{Fantasia}}'''s ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s first segment, [[DisneyAcidSequence set to increasingly trippy visuals]].
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