This video is my analysis of J.S. Bach’s Prelude 22, in B flat Minor (The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1). This prelude belongs to a collection of keyboard works that showcase Bach’s mastery of composition and his innovative approach to keyboard music. Throughout the prelude, Bach employs intricate counterpoint, weaving independent melodic lines that interact and intertwine. This contrapuntal texture adds complexity and depth to the music, inviting listeners to explore the interplay of voices. As the piece progresses, Bach modulates through various keys, showcasing his skillful manipulation of harmony and his ability to evoke emotional shifts. The prelude showcases Bach’s exploration of harmonic possibilities within the framework of tempered tuning. It moves seamlessly through different tonal centers, demonstrating the flexibility of this tuning system. The final section of the prelude builds to a dramatic climax before resolving back to the home key of B flat minor, leaving the listener with a sense of resolution. Played by Kimiko Ishizaka.