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Who first labelled the collection of Bach's 18 Chorale Preludes for organ (BWV 651–668) as "Great" and why?

First of all keep in mind that the titles of such collections are quite arbitrary and usually chosen by the editor (I’m not sure if Bach had made specifications about the title). Then attributes like ...
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Seeking a classification of Bach's preludes (WTC, "little", "great", ...)

...Do WTC, "little", and "great" constitute a partition of Bach's preludes? You linked to a math page. I suppose it depends on how someone groups the preludes whether it fits the ...
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What is up with the beat in Bach's Goldberg Variations Aria?

In my opinion you are perfectly right about the time signature. I already did a 4/4 version of the first part of this aria based on Gleen Gould interpretation. And the strangest thing, if you do a ...
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What is up with the beat in Bach's Goldberg Variations Aria?

I had to work through this same problem. My early training was very metronome-based, and even small ventures away from strict meter would throw me completely and make the performance sound like a ...
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What is up with the beat in Bach's Goldberg Variations Aria?

“It is beautiful, of course, but it also sound like a mess in terms of tempo.” This and some comments in your second paragraph sounds like you are somewhat frustrated by this lack of metronomic tempo....
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