Bach wrote many brilliant preludes, which are often an improvisatory form of introduction to another musical piece, and this little prelude is no exception. Since this piece contains similar left hand accompaniment to the piece’s e minor companion, they are best played together to provide the student with reinforcement of similar ideas. Good finger dexterity in both hands will help keep the piece bouncy and flowing. Teachers should be mindful of the many accidentals in this piece when selecting this prelude for students.
Caroline Krause, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa