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|article: about the placement of "fermatas" in the goldberg variations of bach|
After having read this article about the Goldberg Variations maybe you also have interest in the following:
I have been trying to look a bit closer to the Fermatas placed at the end of some Variations, as I also was wondering for some time about their position in the piece.
It would be more logically when the fermata would have been placed e.g. after each canon, but Bach has placed them on very different spots.
Looking at those pieces we get the next division:
My guess (!) is that Bach also 'signs' his variations with "fermata-numerology".
The 14 (!)variations without fermata can be divided logically into B-A-C-H=2+1+3+8:
I would welcome to hear your comments on this, although knowing that numerological explanations might be considered to be "a bit far-fetched".
More interesting things on "Bach & Numbers" can be read here