Uhm, I'd postulate the answer is "the dozens and dozens of OTHER Bach pieces which [virtually] no one plays on guitar". Why? Because they don't work very well (or at all) on guitar, that's why. Duh. So CG players and lute players stick with selections from the series BWV 995 to 1012, over and over and over again.twistedblues wrote:What are some of the most difficult Bach songs to play on Classical Guitar? And why?
+1Lovemyguitar wrote:Please don't call them "songs" -- instrumental classical music should be referred to as "pieces".
Reminds me of the line from the film "Amadeus", when the monarch tells Mozart that his latest work "....has too many notes". Mozart replies that it has "just as many notes as are required", then asks, "Which notes would you like me to remove?"James Lister wrote:The hardest Bach piece I (try to) play is the Gigue from the e-minor lute suite BWV 996. Usual problem with Bach - too many notes, not enough time. James
I second that. I play the 1. lute suite for many years now but still struggeling with the Gigue, particularly with the second part. It's not only difficult to get the contrapuntal voices right but the piece also includes some messy acrobatic fingerings. This Gigue is a life long challenge.James Lister wrote:The hardest Bach piece I (try to) play is the Gigue from the e-minor lute suite BWV 996. Usual problem with Bach - too many notes, not enough time.
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