Chromatic Fantasy, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, 18th century (late baroque).

Two recordings of Chromatic Fantasy, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, 18th century (late baroque). You will have to listen to the recordings a few times to get to know them properly and compare them closely. While listening, use the following questions to guide your notes on the differences between the recordings: What types of instruments/voices can you hear? Do they differ between the two recordings? Do the timbres differ between the recordings? (Tip: search online for the names of the performers to find out who they are, what they specialize in, and about the instruments they play or their voices.) Are the two recordings at the same pitch? Is one higher/lower than the other? (Tip: listen to the first couple of seconds of each recording to compare them.) Are the two recordings different speeds? Which is faster/slower? If there is a difference in speed, what effect does this have on the overall feel? Are there differences in the dynamics, articulations, and/or rhythms? Are there any substantial differences in the music they play? Does one of the recordings add an introduction, or other additional sections? (Tip: if you are comfortable reading music, search online for a copy of the music and follow it while listening to the two performances.) Does one recording add more ornaments to the melody lines than the other? Can you tell what the performers are adding? What is the overall difference in mood or effect between the recordings? What of the above elements contribute to this? Which of the recordings did you prefer, and why? Do not take up space with composer biography, performer biographies, or general background information. Be focused and discuss the recordings in detail. While discussing the recordings in your paper, refer to the two different recordings as “Recording 1” and “Recording 2” to save space.

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