What are the major differences between Bach and Mozart’s organ works? I just came back from an awesome organ concerto at Trinity Church. Two pieces by great composers:Bach’s Fugue emolle and Mozart ( Iforgot) how would you comapre and contrast the two? Does Mozart want to create more of an opus effect wheras the fugue is just that , musically and conceptually; less structured following the “fugue” tone?
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just to be clarified..you meant concert, right?Because I dont think Mozart ever wrote organ concerto..I think I can simply guess which Mozart you are referring to, but not for J.S. Bach..Well, I bet the one you heard is Fantasy f minor by Mozart..As far as I know, Mozart did not compose that many pieces for organ (unfortunately.I think, because this is one of the late work of Mozart..in which he went back to contrapuntal, fugal like composition (for example, his late Symphony No.41)Also, Organ is not a “classical ” instrument..it is not a popular instrument for classical composer. You want to compose something for it, you might as well do it in the old way..Therefore, fugue..but we have to remember that we are still in the period of “classical”, structurally you wont hear someone completely compose something like how J.S Bach did to a fugue..they might take the idea of fugal elements, and work on it in classical structure..you should think – this a “fantasy”, not a fugal composition..in which Mozart did not have to compose something like a real “fugue”, or in fugal structure..As for comparison.unfortunately, I really dont know WHICH e minor you are referring to..as far as I know, I have 3 different e minor fugue in mind.so..Do remember, J.S Bach wrote tons of organ fugue..
The difference between B. and M.’s organ works is the same as in the other works, and it would take centuries to analyze it in depth. In two coarse words, B. used organ in a way functional to his religious conception and his formal construction (it was the simplest way to obtain a one-player wide polyphony). M. had a keyboard-oriented attitude. Some of his works were played at piano or harpsichord, some of them feature a mechanical small organ (they are sort of divertissments).As someone outlined, Bach’s organ production is nearly infinite. Just have a look at the complete BWV list of organ compositions:baroquecds.com/organtable.htmlAs regards Mozart, saying his production was limited is debatable:•Fugue in E flat major, K. 153 (375f) •Fugue in G minor, K. 154 (385k) •Ouverture in C major, K. 399 (385i) •Fugue in G minor, K. 401 (375e) •Eine Kleine Gigue, K. 574 •Adagio and Allegro in F minor for a Mechanical Organ, K. 594 (1790) •Fantasia in F minor for a Mechanical Organ, K. 608 (1791) •Andante in F for a Small Mechanical Organ, K. 616 (1791) and adding that it’s non-essential is wrong. It’s the K. sequence that reveals the importance of those compositions, locating what was next to them. For instance, after K.153, 154 (often executed at piano), there a sequence of 6 important string quartets. After K.594, here comes the fantastic Piano Concerto n.27 (the last one). In the K.600+ area (year 1791) we all know what lies: The Magic Flute, La Clemenza di Tito, clarinet concerto K.622, Quintet for Strings in E Flat Major K. 614, and ultimately Requiem K.626.